Making Poverty History?

Making Poverty History? : The Story of Fair Trade

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In 2005, Fair Trade hit the headlines, as well as the conscience of the nation. The way we shop and the things we buy have never received such media attention, and yet few people are aware that the movement to improve conditions of producers in third-world countries is over forty years old. In this groundbreaking new study, Matthew Anderson provides the first comprehensive history of the main actors involved in the story of Fair Trade - from development NGOs and religious groups to consumer organizations, supermarkets and the individual. He acknowledges the consumer's position at the heart of the Fair Trade movement, and discusses the concepts of consumer responsibility and political liability. This first ever history of Fair Trade is essential reading for all those interested in the consumer's role in ethical trading, and a fascinating insight into how a radical movement was born.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 165 x 235mm | 453.59g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Tempus Publishing Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752446908
  • 9780752446905

About Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson did his BA and MA degrees at the University of Birmingham. He is currently in the second year of his PhD research into the British Fair Trade movement. He lives in Birmingham.show more