Coffee Culture Local Experiences, Global Connections

ISBN-10: 0415800250

ISBN-13: 9780415800259

Edition: 2011

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"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought and action. Each "Stuff" title is a short (100 page) "mini text" illuminating for students the network of people and activities that create their material world.From the coffee producers and pickers who tend the plantations in tropical nations, to the middlemen and processors, to the consumers who drink coffee without ever having to think about how the drink reached their hands, here is a commodity that ties the world together. This is a great little book that helps students apply anthropological concepts and theories to their everyday lives, learn how historical events and processes have shaped the modern world and the contexts of their lives, and how consumption decisions carry ramifications for our health, the environment, the reproduction of social inequality, and the possibility of supporting equity, sustainability and social justice. 
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Coffee Culture, Social Life, and Global History
Culture, Caffeine, and Coffee Shops
Theories of Food and Social Meanings of Coffee
Coffee Culture, History, and Media in Coca-Cola Land
Tracing Coffee Connections
offee and the Rise of the World System
Coffee, the Industrial Revolution, and Body Discipline
Accolades and Antipathies: Coffee Controversies through Time
Coffee Controversies and Threats to Social Order
National Identities and Cultural Relevance
Hot and Bothered: Coffee and Caffeine HumorElise Decamp With Catherine M. Tucker
Is Coffee Good or Bad for You? Debates over Physical and Menta Health Effects
Coffee Production and Processing
Planting and Caring for Coffee
Harvesting, Processing, and Inequality
Environmental Sustainability of Coffee Production
Environmental Conundrums of Coffee Processing
Markets and the Modern World System
Market Volatility and Social Calamity
Efforts to Mitigate the Coffee Cycle and the Distribution of Power
A Brief History of Fair Trade
Conundrums of Fair Trade Coffee: Building Equity or Reinventing Subjugation?
Appendix: A Coffee Culture Timeline
References
Index
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