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Title Frontiers of commodity chain research / edited by Jennifer Bair
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
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 Ethnology Library  HF1040.7 .F76 2009    DUE 02-24-22    30520020717733
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  382 F9287 2009    AVAILABLE  -  30500101569633
Descript xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-267) and index
Global commodity chains : genealogy and review / Jennifer Bair -- Historicizing commodity chains : five hundred years of the global coffee commodity chain / Steven Topik -- Trading up the commodity chain? : the impact of extractive and labor-intensive manufacturing trade on world-system inequalities / David A. Smith and Matthew C. Mahutga -- Protection networks and commodity chains in the capitalist world-economy / Immanuel Wallerstein -- The comparative advantages of tropical commodity chain analysis / John M. Talbot -- From commodity chains to value chains : interdisciplinary theory building in an age of globalization / Timothy J. Sturgeon -- Global commodity chains, market makers, and the rise of demand-responsive economies / Gary G. Hamilton and Gary Gereffi -- Mimicking "lean" in global value chains : it's the workers who get leaned on / Kate Raworth and Thalia Kidder -- Unveiling the unveiling : commodity chains, commodity fetishism, and the "value" of voluntary, ethical food labels / Julie Guthman -- Chain (re)actions : comparing activist mobilization against biotechnology in Britain and the United States / William A. Munro and Rachel A. Schurman
Extending the frontiers of commodity chain research, this distinctive volume includes original work from major figures in sociology, history, geography, and labor studies. It underscores the wide and interdisciplinary appeal of chain approaches for analyzing the economic, social, and political dimensions of international trade and production networks. Commodity chain analysis sheds light on the political and ecological implications of economic globalization and on how activists in pursuit of social justice, workers' rights, and environmental protection can use it. Following a substantive review of literature in the field, the collection goes on to examine theoretical and methodological debates over how to conduct research on global commodity and value chains, how power is exercised through these chains, and how global economic activities are coordinated across space. The result is a rich and unusually coherent volume that demonstrates how commodity and value chain analysis is informing contemporary research in a variety of fields
Subject Commercial products
International trade
International division of labor
International economic relations
Alt Author Bair, Jennifer, 1973-
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