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    Impacts of Fair Trade certification on coffee farmers, cooperatives, and laborers in Nicaragua.Joni Valkila & Anja Nygren - 2010 - Agriculture and Human Values 27 (3):321-333.
    This paper analyzes the possibilities and challenges of Fair Trade certification as a movement seeking to improve the well-being of small-scale coffee growers and coffee laborers in the global South. Six months of fieldwork was conducted in 2005–2006 to study the roles of a wide range of farmers, laborers, cooperative administrators, and export companies in Fair Trade coffee production and trade in Nicaragua. The results of our evaluation of the ability of Fair Trade to meet its objectives indicate that Fair (...)
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    Environment as Discourse: Searching for Sustainable Development.Anja Nygren - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (2):201-222.
    This study analyses the social and political discourses related to environment and sustainable development in Costa Rica. The central interest is on those development institutions and ideologies that promote social interventions in the name of sustainable development, and on those social processes and economic relations on which the discursive formation of environment and sustainability is articulated. Four different kinds of ideologies of environmental sustainability are analysed: Environmentalism for Nature, Environmentalism for Profit, Environmentalism for the People, and Alternative Environmentalism. The study (...)
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    Governance and Images: Representations of Certified Southern Producers in High-Quality Design Markets.Anja Nygren - 2015 - Environmental Values 24 (3):391-412.
    This article analyses the representational politics of global commodity networks, where certified forest products are produced and consumed, approaching them as complex forms of governance in which diverse actors, images, conventions and values interact. The study draws upon a case study of certified Honduran community forestry groups producing furniture and kitchenware for Danish design markets. Special focus is on the forms of negotiation and contestation through which the different actors mediate the representations and imagery circulating in the marketing of certified (...)
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    Representations of Tropical Forests and Tropical Forest-Dwellers in Travel Accounts of National Geographic.Anja Nygren - 2006 - Environmental Values 15 (4):505-525.
    As one of the most widely read genres of literature, travel writing plays a crucial role in forming popular images and understandings of foreign places and foreign peoples. This essay examines the dominant images of rainforests and rainforest peoples portrayed in accounts of travels in tropical America published in National Geographic. Special attention is paid to the issues of how particular representations are privileged in this magazine's travel accounts and how these representations relate to questions of authority and power. The (...)
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