Social Sustainability in Agriculture: An Anthropological Perspective on Child Labour in Cocoa Production in Ghana

Amanda Berlan

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    Abstract

    Based on historical sources and ethnographic fieldwork in Ghana, the article presents child labour in cocoa communities as the outcome of a complex myriad of micro-level factors. It argues that many policy initiatives to address this problem have been hindered by a lack of understanding of the social and historical context impacting child rights in cocoa-producing communities. It also argues that by enabling a more grounded and gender-sensitive understanding of the household dimension of poor labour practices and of the plurality of factors underlying them, ethnography makes an important contribution to debates on unfree labour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1088-1100
    JournalJournal of Development Studies
    Volume49
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    child labor
    cocoa
    Ghana
    labor
    agriculture
    sustainability
    children's rights
    micro level
    fieldwork
    ethnography
    community
    gender
    lack
    household
    rights
    policy

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    This is an electronic version of an article published in the Journal of Development Studies, 49 (8), pp. 1088-1100. The Journal of Development Studies is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2013.780041 .

    Keywords

    • child labour
    • cocoa production
    • Ghana

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    Social Sustainability in Agriculture: An Anthropological Perspective on Child Labour in Cocoa Production in Ghana. / Berlan, Amanda.

    In: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 49, No. 8, 2013, p. 1088-1100.

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