Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
Areas of Research Interest:
Environmental Sociology, Globalization; Development; Food and Agriculture; Rural Sociology; Political Economy; Social Movements
Current Research Interests:
My research examines the effects of economic globalization and neoliberal policies on social and environmental conditions for rural communities, both in the global South (particularly Latin America) and the global North. I currently have two principal research projects. The first focuses on the international fair trade system as an alternative model of economic exchange, examining the benefits and limitations of participation in fair trade markets for peasant commodity producers, as well as the contested politics of corporate involvement in fair trade certification and other standards-based systems. I have conducted extensive ethnographic field work in rural Mexico on certified organic and fair trade coffee production, as well as on indigenous community forestry management as a conservation/development strategy. Second, I examine questions of the dynamics of commodification of resources traditionally conceptualized as public goods, particularly drinking water. My current work explores several sites of contestation over bottled water extraction and consumption in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Additional interests include social movements around sustainable agriculture and resource use in both North and South, and the effect of global trade/investment rules on environmental protection and regulation.
(Forthcoming.) Daniel Jaffee and Soren Newman. "A Bottle Half Empty: Bottled Water, Commodification, and Contestation." Organization and Environment.
(Forthcoming.) Daniel Jaffee and Soren Newman. "A More Perfect Commodity: Bottled Water, Global Accumulation, and Local Contestation." Rural Sociology.
Philip H. Howard and Daniel Jaffee. 2013. "Tensions Between Firm Size and Sustainability Goals: Fair Trade Coffee in the United States." Sustainability 5: 72-89.
Daniel Jaffee. 2012. Weak Coffee: Certification and Cooptation in the Fair Trade Movement. Social Problems 59(1): 94-116.
Daniel Jaffee. 2007. Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability and Survival. University of California Press.
Daniel Jaffee. 2011. Fair Trade and Development: A Changing Paradigm. 87-104 in Meera Warrier (ed.), The Politics of Fair Trade. London: Routledge.
Daniel Jaffee and Philip H. Howard. 2010. Corporate Cooptation of Organic and Fair Trade Standards. Agriculture and Human Values 27(4): 387-399.
Daniel Jaffee. 2010. Fair Trade Standards, Corporate Participation, and Social Movement Responses in the United States. Journal of Business Ethics 92: 267-285.
Daniel Jaffee. 2008. “Better, But Not Great”: The Social and Environmental Benefits and Limitations of Fair Trade for Indigenous Coffee Producers in Oaxaca, Mexico. 195-222 in Ruerd Ruben (ed.), The Impact of Fair Trade. Wagenigen, Netherlands: Wagenigen Academic Publishers.
Daniel Jaffee, Jack R. Kloppenburg, and Mario B. Monroy. 2004. Bringing Home the 'Moral Charge': Fair Trade Within the North and Within the South. Rural Sociology 69(2): 169-196.
Sociology 102 - Social Problems
Sociology 375 - Aspects of Sustainable Development
Sociology 391 - Special Topics: Food and Society
Sociology 415 - Globalization
Sociology 418 - Human Issues in International Development
Sociology 497 - Capstone Research Practicum
Sociology 536 - Globalization and Inequality
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