Sunday, April 15, 2007

Brewing Justice

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival

Daniel Jaffee is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University.

"_Brewing Justice_ is a pioneering study of the variety of fair trade movements; a prospectus for a more radical vision of fair trade-an alternative sort of market; and a vital contribution to contemporary debates over free trade, the global agro-food system and the so-called 'movement of movements'. A tour de force."-Michael Watts, University of California, Berkeley

Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But is it working? This vivid and detailed study of coffee farmers in Mexico offers the first thorough investigation of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of fair trade.

Full information about the book, including the table of contents, is available online:


At 10:02 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

For those of you who are interested in the issue of Fair trade, there is a powerful documentary out called “Black Gold,” that documents the lives of Ethiopian coffee farmers and clearly demonstrates why all of us should be asking for Fair Trade coffee. The film was recently released in the theater but is now available to the public on DVD via California Newsreel. You can read more about the documentary or pick up a copy of it here at


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