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Author Tucker, Catherine M., author

Title Coffee culture : local experiences, global connections / Catherine M. Tucker
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 169 pages)
Series Routledge series for creative teaching and learning in anthropology
Routledge series for creative teaching and learning in anthropology.
Contents 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 -- Coffee and the rise of the world system -- Coffee, the Industrial Revolution, and body discipline -- Coffee controversies and threats to social order -- National identities and cultural relevance -- Coffee waste, consumer choices, and activism on college campuses -- Is coffee good or bad for you?: debates over physical and mental health effects -- Planting and caring for coffee -- Harvesting, processing, and inequality -- Environmental sustainability of coffee production -- Environmental conundrums of coffee processing -- 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? -- Riding the next wave of coffee: possibilities for transformation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Coffee industry -- Social aspects.
Coffee -- Health aspects.
Coffee -- History.
Coffee -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317392248 (electronic bk.)
9781317392248 (electronic bk.)
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