(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Justice for all ? Material and semiotic impacts of Fair Trade craft certification

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARSTON A. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of California, Berkeley, ETATS-UNIS


Focusing on the craft sector, the paper explores the impacts of both the material practice of certification (evaluation and monitoring) and the semiotic practice of certification (product labeling). Drawing on a collaborative research experience with a craftswomen's cooperative in the Ecuadorian Andes, it argues that the material practice impedes artisan's attempts to join the formal Fair trade network, while the semiotic practice limits the ability to "lift the veil" of the commodity fetish, one of the central goals of the original movement


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 44 [pp. 162-169]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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