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Author Tucker, Catherine M.

Title Coffee culture : local experiences, global connections / Catherine M. Tucker
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 160 pages) : illustrations
Series The 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 -- Hot and bothered: coffee and caffeine humor -- 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?
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Coffee industry -- Social aspects.
Coffee -- Health aspects.
Coffee -- History.
Coffee -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203831241 (ebk)
9780203831243 (ebk)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)