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Fair enough? Fair Trade and the quality of life amongst Bolivia’s indigenous women artisans

Development in Practice Volume 23, Issue 3, May 2013, pages 389-401

Tamara Stenn, May 2013

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Summary :

This paper examines whether Fair Trade improved the quality of life for Fair Trade women artisans and their communities in Bolivia’s high Andes. Grounded in the work of Amartya Sen and ethnographic study, Fair Trade is explored as a form of justice rooted in women’s individual freedoms and capabilities. The intellectual merit of this paper is to examine how Fair Trade bridges women’s participation in globalisation and development. The broader scope is to create a dialogue around the ethnic feminist experience and private enterprise to expand the understanding of Fair Trade as economic development.

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Tamara Stenn (2013) Fair enough? Fair Trade and the quality of life amongst Bolivia’s indigenous women artisans, Development in Practice, 23:3, 389-401, DOI:10.1080/09614524.2013.781130