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From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea

From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea
  

An ethnography of the production of coffee from producer to consumer with emphasis on the effect of global commodity chains.

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ISBN 9780822351504
Barcode 9780822351504
Published 10 February 2012 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By West, Paige
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ISBN-13 9780822351504
ISBN-10 0822351501
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Duke University Press
Publication Date 10 February 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By West, Paige
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Anthropology
Food Manufacturing & Related Industries
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Coffee industry - Papua New Guinea, Coffee - Social aspects - Papua New Guinea
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 338.1737309
Catalogue Code 450433

Description of this Book

An ethnography of the production of coffee from producer to consumer with emphasis on the effect of global commodity chains.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Paige West writes against two kinds of flatness: the flatness of commodity chain studies, and the flatness of ethical consumption's marketing spin. She offers, instead, a richly peopled ethnographic account of coffee's trajectory through time, space, lives and imaginations, and takes us deep into the contradictory heart of our neoliberal times. Penetrating, provocative and moving, this is an excellent read. --Tania Murray Li, University of Toronto

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Author's Bio

Paige West is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Conservation Is Our Government Now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea, also published by Duke University Press, and a co-founder and co-editor of the journal Environment and Society.

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