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The Global Coffee Economy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1500-1989 (Paperback)
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The Global Coffee Economy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1500-1989 (Paperback)

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Paperback 508 Pages / Published: 13/02/2006
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Coffee beans grown in Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam, or one of the other hundred producing lands on five continents remain a palpable and long-standing manifestation of globalization. For five hundred years coffee has been grown in tropical countries for consumption in temperate regions. This 2003 volume brings together scholars from nine countries who study coffee markets and societies over the last five centuries in fourteen countries on four continents and across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with a special emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The chapters analyse the creation and function of commodity, labour, and financial markets; the role of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the formation of coffee societies; the interaction between technology and ecology; and the impact of colonial powers, nationalist regimes, and the forces of the world economy in the forging of economic development and political democracy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521727
Number of pages: 508
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The production qualities of the book are excellent, the standard of writing is high, and the concepts employed are accessible. There are good references, helpful maps, and plenty of illustrative figures and tables. In particular, there is a substantial and very useful statistical appendix compiled by Mario Samper and Radin Fernando. In short, the editors and their fellow contributors have worked hard to produce a valuable addition to the literature on coffee and development.' The Economic History Review
'... any attempt to understand the plight of coffee smallholders should consider the insights offered here.' African Studies Review
'... a geographical tour-de-force ...'. Journal of African History

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