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Transnational Social Movements Linking North and South: The Struggle for Fair Trade

Michael E. Conroy

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0018
Transnational Social Movements Linking North and South: The Struggle for Fair Trade

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This chapter discusses the transnational social movements that link the North and South. It looks at the concept of fair trade, which carries many meanings in modern usage. It notes that the Fair Trade Movement has continued to grow rapidly, and that most of the growth in the U.S. and U.K. markets comes from the competitive introduction of Fair Trade products in major chains. Some of these products include Whole Foods Markets, Costco, and Wal-Mart. It also looks at the scale and effects of fair trade, and the evolving struggles within the movement.

Keywords: transnational social movements; fair trade; Fair Trade Movement; Fair Trade products; Costco

Chapter.  9354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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