Grounds For Agreement / Edition 1

Grounds For Agreement / Edition 1

by John Talbot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742526291

ISBN-13: 9780742526297

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Few people think about it when they lift that first cup of coffee to their lips over breakfast, but it takes literally millions of people to make the pleasure an everyday one. Talbot thought about it—in fact he thought, researched, and wrote about it for more than 10 years. His analysis of the world coffee industry addresses how the chain from grower to drinker…  See more details below

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Few people think about it when they lift that first cup of coffee to their lips over breakfast, but it takes literally millions of people to make the pleasure an everyday one. Talbot thought about it—in fact he thought, researched, and wrote about it for more than 10 years. His analysis of the world coffee industry addresses how the chain from grower to drinker is organized, where a consumer's coffee dollar goes, and what it all means for the development of coffee-producing countries. Talbot teaches sociology at the U. of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742526297
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

1Theoretical and methodological grounds for the analysis5
2Material and historical ground for the analysis31
3The coffee commodity chain under U.S. hegemony, 1945-197251
4Struggles over regulation of the chain, 1973-198967
5Globalization and coffee crises, 1990-?101
6The struggle for control of the instant coffee commodity chain135
7Outcomes of the struggles : where does your coffee dollar go?163
8Solutions? Specialty, organic, and fair-trade coffees197
Conclusion : toward a reregulated market213

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