Comercio justo y economía solidaria en el sur de México

Oaxaca de Juárez: Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Editorial Itaca, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 126p., maps, tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #79005
ISBN: 9786079061968

Faced with the recurring crises that occur in the capitalist commercial economic system, there are alternatives for economic life in rural areas that have accumulated a trajectory of experience. They show that there are economic possibilities through which social relations are privileged before commercial relations. This book brings together four studies that expose some of the achievements of indigenous communities in southern Mexico that have built economic alternatives around coffee production, as well as the challenges they face in order to remain in a process of economic globalization. . These alternatives that allowed indigenous peasants and their families to maintain their means of social reproduction do not constitute a finished process. Its insertion in a global economy implies contradictions since the alternatives of this nature are not located totally outside or inside the predominant system; they are integrated into the circulation of world production but also maintain their own forms of organization. These studies show the great efforts that these communities make to take advantage of natural resources without risking the enjoyment of future generations through organic farming practices and a fair trade system.

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