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With new markets opening up for goods produced by artisans from all parts of the world, craft commercialization and craft industries have become key components of local economies Now with the emergence of the Fair Trade movement and public opposition to sweatshop labor, many people are demanding that artisans in third world countries not be exploited for their labor Bringing together case studies from the Americas and Asia, this timely collection of articles addresses the interplay among subsistence activities, craft production, and the global market It contributes to current debates on economic inequality by offering practical examples of the political, economic, and cultural issues surrounding artisan production as an expressive vehicle of ethnic and gender identity Striking a balance between economic and ethnographic analyses, the contributors observe what has worked and what hasn t in a range of craft cooperatives and show how some artisans have expanded their entrepreneurial role by marketing crafts in addition to producing them Among the topics discussed are the accommodation of craft traditions in the global market, fair trade issues, and the emerging role of the anthropologist as a proactive agent for artisan groups As the gap between rich and poor widens, the fate of subsistence economies seems and uncertain The artisans in this book show that people can and do employ innovative opportunities to develop their talents, and in the process strengthen their ethnic identities ContentsIntroduction Facing the Challenges of Artisan Production in the Global Market Kimberly M Grimes and B Lynne MilgramDemocratizing International Production and Trade North American Alternative Trading Organizations Kimberly M GrimesBuilding on Local Strengths Nepalese Fair Trade Textiles Rachel MacHenry That They Be in the Middle, Lord Women, Weaving, and Cultural Survival in Highland Chiapas, Mexico Christine E EberThe International Craft Market A Double Edged Sword for Guatemalan Maya Women Martha Lynd Of Women, Hope, and Angels Fair Trade and Artisan Production in a Squatter Settlement in Guatemala City Brenda RosenbaumReorganizing Textile Production for the Global Market Womens Craft Cooperatives in Ifugao, Upland Philippines B Lynne MilgramTextile Production in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Complexities of the Global Market for Handmade Crafts Jeffrey H Cohen Part Time for Pin Money The Legacy of Navajo Womens Craft Production Kathy MCloskeyThe Hard Sell Anthropologists as Brokers of Crafts in the Global Marketplace Andrew CauseyPostscript To Market, To Market June Nash...

Title : Artisans and Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy
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ISBN : 0816520887
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Arizona Press 2 edition November 1, 2000
Number of Pages : 217 pages
File Size : 574 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Artisans and Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy Reviews

  • Ms. K. Scott
    2019-05-11 01:19

    really interesting read. lots of information of a variety of craft development projects in various parts of the world, but predominantly central and south america.

  • Patrick M. Broderick
    2019-05-09 05:02

    This book is far from comprehensive if you wish to gain solid knowledge about Fair Trade, but is very valuable as a supplamental knowledge about the practical workings of the CRAFT side of the Fair Trade market. In other words, it will tell you nothing about the FOOD industries within the Fair Trade market.