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The political rationalities of fair trade consumption in the United Kingdom

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This article situates the analysis of fair-trade consumption in the context of
debates about civic activism and political participation. It argues that fair-trade
consumption should be understood as a political phenomenon, which, through the
mediating action of organizations and campaigns, makes claims on states, corporations,
and institutions. This argument is made by way of a case study of
Traidcraft, a key player in the fair-trade movement in the United Kingdom. The
study focuses on how Traidcraft approaches and enrolls its supporters.

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Clarke, Nick, Barnett, Clive, Cloke, Paul and Malpass, Alice (2007) The political rationalities of fair trade consumption in the United Kingdom Politics and Society, 35, (4), pp. 583-607. (doi:10.1177/0032329207308178).

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Published date: December 2007
Keywords: fair trade, consumption, alternative economic spaces, civic activism, political participation

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Local EPrints ID: 55451
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55451
ISSN: 1555-7359
PURE UUID: 21567e32-a376-4013-bfdb-a6a53167973f

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:32

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Author: Nick Clarke
Author: Clive Barnett
Author: Paul Cloke
Author: Alice Malpass

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