Book List

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50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade
Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley

Fair Trade is a growing global movement. A huge range of Fair Trade good are now available in the shops. Why is Fair Trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why everyone should buy fair trade.

A Guide for Retailers: Creating a Successful Fair Trade Business
Kimberly Grimes

Filled with practical, proven advice from a variety of Fair Trade entrepreneurs, the Guide for Retailers is will help any new Fair Trade business owner dedicate his/her business aspirations in the service of Fair Trade principles.

Alternative Trade: Legacies for the Future
Gavin Fridell

Free trade does not make a significantly positive contribution to a society’s well being, nor does real free trade exist. In Alternative Trade, Gavin Fridell confronts these assumptions through a passionate and rigorous appraisal of alternative trade and its imperfect legacy.

An Overview of Fair Trade in North America
Fair Trade Resource Network

This publication will help readers Uunderstand how Fair Trade relationships in over 60 developing countries enhance the quality of life of producers and their communities, interact with a global community taking action to ease inequities wrought by traditional trade structures and navigate the co

Artisans and Fair Trade: Crafting Development
Mary A. Littrell and Marsha A. Dickson

The apparel group MarketPlace: Handwork of India serves as the perfect case study to provide this missing information.

Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States
John Soluri

Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion.

Banana Split: How EU Policies Divide Global Producers
David Vanzetti, Santiago Fernandez de Córdoba and Veronica Chau

Banana prices within the European Union are almost double world levels. These prices are maintained by restrictive import quotas and tariffs that generate rents that accrue to distributors and producers.

Banana Wars: Power, Production, and History in the Americas
Steve Striffler and Mark Moberg

The first book to examine these processes in all the western hemisphere regions where bananas are grown for sale abroad, Banana Wars advances the growing body of scholarship focusing on export commodities from historical and social scientific perspectives.


Banana Wars: The Anatomy of a Trade Dispute
Timothy Edward Josling and Thomas Geoffrey Taylor

In April 2001, the US and EU announced the end of a trade dispute over the sale of bananas into the EU market. The allocation of import licenses had been found to violate World Trade Organization rules and to discriminate against suppliers from Latin America.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Dan Koeppel

In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought.

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World
Peter Chapman

In this exploration of corporate maneuvering and subterfuge, journalist Chapman shows how the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized power and influence of today's multinational companies.

Big Cotton: How A Humble Fiber Created Fortunes, Wrecked Civilizations, and Put America on the Map
Stephen Yafa

Cotton has touched off wars and revolutions, inspired astonishing inventions, laid waste to entire ecosystems, and enslaved untold millions of people. Alexander the Great carried cotton cloth on his back from India to Europe.

Bitter chocolate: investigating the dark side of the world's most seductive sweet
Carol Off

Bitter Chocolate traces the fascinating origins of chocolate from the banquet table of Montezuma's sixteenth-century Aztec court to the bustling factories of Hershey, Cadbury, and Mars today.

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival
Daniel Jaffee

Based on extensive research in Zapotec indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, Brewing Justice follows the members of the cooperative Michiza, whose organic coffee is sold on the international fair trade market.

Buying Into Fair Trade: Culture, Morality, and Consumption
Keith R. Brown

Buying into Fair Trade turns the spotlight onto this growing trend, exploring how fair-trade shoppers think about their own altruism within an increasingly global economy.

Changing Big Business: The Globalisation of the Fair Trade Movement
Anna Hutchens

Using original, in-depth empirical data, Anna Hutchens develops several new approaches to understanding power, governance and social change across the broad interdisciplinary fields of development, economics and politics.

Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao
Cameron L. McNeil

Cacao was used by many cultures in the pre-Columbian Americas as an important part of rituals associated with birth, coming of age, marriage, and death, and was strongly linked with concepts of power and rulership.

Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa
Órla Ryan

From the thousands of children who work on plantations to the smallholders who harvest the beans, Chocolate Nations reveals the hard economic realities of our favourite sweet.

Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light
Mort Rosenblum

In this scintillating narrative, acclaimed foodie Mort Rosenblum delves into the complex world of chocolate.

Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets
Sarah Lyon

This ethnographic analysis of fair-trade coffee focuses on La Voz Que Clama en el Desierto-a cooperative in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala-and its relationships with coffee roasters, importers, and certifiers in the United States.

Coffee: A Dark History
Antony Wild

From obscure beginnings in East Africa in the fifteenth century as a stimulant in religious devotion, coffee became an imperial commodity, produced by poor tropical countries and consumed by rich temperate ones.

Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America
Christopher Bacon, Ernesto Mendez, Steven Gliessman, D. Goodman, and Jonathan Fox

The book presents a series of interdisciplinary, empirically rich case studies showing how small-scale farmers manage ecosystems and organize collectively as they seek useful collaborations with international NGOs and coffee companies to create opportunities for themselves in the coffee market.

Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber
Stephen Yafa

Ranging from its domestication 5,500 years ago to its influence in creating Calvin Klein's empire and the Gap, Stephen Yafa's Cotton gives us an intimate look at the plant that fooled Columbus into thinking he'd reached India, that helped start the Industrial Revolution as well as the Am

Ethical Sourcing in the global Food System
Stephanie Barrientos and Catherine Dolan

Ethical sourcing, both through fair trade and ethical trade, is increasingly entering the mainstream of food retailing. Large supermarkets have come under pressure to improve the returns to small producers and conditions of employment within their supply chains.

Fair Bananas! Farmers, Workers and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry
Henry Frundt

Fair Bananas! is one of the first books to examine the issue of fair-trade bananas.

Fair Trade and How It Works
Jacqueline DeCarlo

The book reveals why Fair Trade means more than just bananas, coffee, and chocolate. Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo explains the principles behind Fair Trade and its development into a powerful economic tool.

Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies
Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg

The academic studies drawn on in this book examine farmers of Indian and Kenyan tea, Costa Rican coffee, eastern Caribbean bananas, handcrafts, and global cut flowers.

Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice
Gavin Fridell

Over the past two decades, sales of fair trade coffee have grown significantly and the fair trade network has emerged as an important international development project.

Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development
Joseph E. Stiglitz

In Fair Trade For All, Stiglitz and Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today--how can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade?

Fair Trade, Including: Ten Thousand Villages, Alternative Trading Organization, Divine Chocolate, Caf Direct, Traidcraft, Twin Trading, Jambo
Hephaestus Books

Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books.

Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change
Ian Hudson, Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell

Schisms currently opening between the US-based Fair Trade USA and the rest of the international fair trade movement are reflective of this choice. This book evaluates the extent to which fair trade is likely to be a transformative movement.

Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide
Jacqueline DeCaralo

What's wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can the average consumer have on global economics? Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo reveals why the movement has come to mean far more than just bananas, coffee, and chocolate.

Fair Trade: A Human Journey
Eric St-Pierre

Through light-filled and colorful landscapes as well as intimate and affecting portraits, this journey around the world in 15 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America presents 14 fair trade sectors – from the most common, such as handicrafts, coffee and cocoa, to the lesser known, such a

Fair Trade: Market-driven ethical Consumption
Alex Nicholls and Charlotte Opal

Each chapter spearheads a key area of Fair Trade thinking and theory and the political, legal and economic context of Fair Trade is given careful scrutiny.

Fair Trade: Reform and Realities in the International Trading System
Michael Barratt Brown

This book explains how the international trading system came into existence, the ways in which commodity markets work today, and why the poor countries of the South believe their essential character to be not free trade, but unfair trade.

Fair trade: the challenges of transforming globalization
Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, and John Wilkinson

Fair Trade links food consumers and agricultural producers across the Global North/ South divide and lies at the heart of key efforts to reshape the global economy.

Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa
William Mosley and Leslie Gray

From global policy debates, to impacts on the natural environment, to the economic and social implications of this process, Hanging by a Thread explores cotton production in the postcolonial period from different disciplinary perspectives and in a range of national contexts.

Harvest of Hope: Life in the Kuapa Kokoo Cocoa Cooperative in Ghana
Phil Grout

In 2002, poet and photojournalist Phil Grout went to Ghana to document the lives of Fair Trade cocoa growers, Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative whose primary crop is the main ingredient of "Divine Chocolate".

In Defense of Small Producers: The Story of CLAC
Marco Coscione

This book is dedicated to on actor in this international movement: the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers.

Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
Dean Cycon

Behind a single coffee bean lie the stories of countless lives and cultures, of success, opportunity, struggle, and tradition amid a complex global landscape of economics and desire.

Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West
Beatrice Hohenegger

Traveling from East to West over thousands of years, tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene--as an ancient health remedy; an element of cultural and religious practices; a valuable and contentious commodity in history, politics, and international trade; a wide-ranging theme in the f

Manifesto of the poor: Solutions come from below
Francisco Van Der Hoff Boersma

This book tells the fascinating story of how Fairtrade began and how it has evolved as a potent solution to rural poverty.

Organic Coffee: Sustainable Development by Mayan Farmers
Maria Elena Martinez-Torres

Maria Elena Martinez-Torres explains how Mayan farmers have capitalized on their ethnic networks to make a crucial difference in their approach to agriculture. She examines the anatomy of the on-going organic coffee boom and the effects of the free-trade movement.

Smart Alliance: How a Global Corporation and Environmental Activists Transformed a Tarnished Brand
J. Gary Taylor and Patricia J. Scharlin

Large and wealthy global companies too often fail to acknowledge environmental responsibility or workers’ rights. This book tells the dramatic story of one company—Chiquita Brands International—that decided to change the negative paradigm.

The Banana Dispute: An Economic and Legal Analysis
Fritz Breuss, Stefan Griller and Erich Vranes

The "Banana dispute" represents one of the central cases in international trade. It has led to several precedents on the international (WTO), EC and national level. It thus constitutes the mandatory starting point for any in-depth study of the WTO system and transatlantic trade relations.

The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization
James Wiley

The banana is the world’s most important fresh fruit commodity.

The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from the Crop to the Last Drop
Gregory Dicum and Nina Luddinger

A freshly updated edition of the best introduction to one of the world’s most popular products, The Coffee Book is jammed full of facts, figures, cartoons, and commentary covering coffee from its first use in Ethiopia in the sixth century to the rise of Starbucks and the emergence of Fai

The Coffee Paradox: Global Markets, Commodity Trade and the Elusive Promise of Development
Benoit Daviron and Stefano Ponte

In consuming countries, coffee continues to grow in popularity. At the same time, international coffee prices have fallen dramatically and producers receive the lowest prices in decades.

The Fair Trade Revolution
John Bowes and Mary Robinson

Fair Trade is now mainstream, with large companies like Cadbury's and supermarkets such as Sainsbury's producing and stocking many Fair Trade products.

The International Cotton Trade
Julian Roche

This book includes every aspect of the cotton trade, starting with the history and background, its growth and production patterns.

The Last Ten Years: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature on the Impact of Fairtrade
Commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation and conducted by Natural Resources Institute

The study draws from 23 reports covering 33 case studies, mostly about coffee producers in Latin America, in reviewing all literature published by academics or development agencies on the local impacts of FLO’s Fairtrade system.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
David Ransom

Meeting the people who grow our bananas and cocoa and make our clothes, this No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Tradetells the human story behind what we consume.

The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey
Meera Warrier

Edited by Meera Warrier, this exciting title boasts case studies of the key commodities involved in fair trade issues, plus an A-Z of entries dealing with issues, organizations, disputes, and relevant countries with regard to fair trade.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
Pietra Rivoli

The major themes and conclusions from the first edition are intact, but in  response to questions from readers and students around the world, the second edition now includes: updates on the people, businesses, and politics involved in the production of the T-shirt, discussions of environmental is

The True History of Chocolate
Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe

The story begins some 3,000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with the chocolate tree, Theobroma Cacao, and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into what is now known as chocolate.

Toward Sustainable Communities
Mark Roseland

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before.Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places.

Value-adding Standards in the North American Food Market: Trade Opportunities in Certified Products for Developing Countries
Alice Byers, Daniele Giovannucci and Pascal Liu

With its large population and its high individual purchasing power, North America provides considerable opportunities for developing country exports of value added agricultural products.

Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America
Dana Frank

Starting in 1985 with one union in La Lima, Honduras, and expanding domestically through the late 1990s, experienced activists successfully reached out to younger women with a message of empowerment.