Women's empowerment in fair trade coffee co-operatives in Oaxaca, Mexico

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dc.contributor.advisor Kowalchuk, Lisa (Lisa Marie)
dc.coverage.spatial Mexico
dc.creator Pollack, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other HD3424 M62 O27 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22847
dc.description iv, 140 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 135-140).
dc.description.abstract This study explores the influence of Fair Trade on the empowerment of women co-operative members by examining a primary and a secondary level producer organisation in Oaxaca, Mexico. The data collection techniques included observation, participant observation, focus groups, and semi-standardised and informal interviews. The Women's Empowerment Framework (WEF) provided the analytic tools to assess to what extent a development intervention, such as a Fair Trade co-operative, is empowering for women by measuring levels of gender equality and levels of recognition of gender issues. Grounded categories were also used in the analysis. The findings of this study were that Fair Trade has an indirect impact on women's empowerment. Separate women's groups, key individuals, and 'conscientisation' campaigns were found to be important factors in achieving women's empowerment.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD3424.M62
dc.subject.lcsh Women in cooperative societies -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State)
dc.subject.lcsh Competition, Unfair -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State)
dc.subject.lcsh Producer cooperatives -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State)
dc.subject.lcsh Coffee industry -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State)
dc.subject.lcsh Oaxaca (Mexico : State) -- Social conditions
dc.title Women's empowerment in fair trade coffee co-operatives in Oaxaca, Mexico
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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