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    DescriptionWe are told that simply by sipping our morning cup of organic, fair-trade coffee we are encouraging environmentally friendly agricultural methods, community development, fair prices, and shortened commodity chains. But what is the reality for producers, intermediaries, and consumers? This ethnographic analysis of fair-trade coffee analyzes the collective action and combined efforts of fair-trade network participants to construct a new economic reality.Focusing on La Voz Que Clama en el Desierto-a cooperative in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala-and its relationships with coffee roasters, importers, and certifiers in the United States, "Coffee and Community" argues that while fair trade does benefit small coffee-farming communities, it is more flawed than advocates and scholars have acknowledged. However, through detailed ethnographic fieldwork with the farmers and by following the product, fair trade can be understood and modified to be more equitable.This book will be of interest to students and academics in anthropology, ethnology, Latin American studies, and labor studies, as well as economists, social scientists, policy makers, fair-trade advocates, and anyone interested in globalization and the realities of fair trade. "Winner of the Society for Economic Anthropology Book Award"

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    Coffee and Community
    Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Lyon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 384 g
    ISBN 13: 9781607320579
    ISBN 10: 1607320576

    BIC E4L: COU
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.0T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: KNAC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010, SOC002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85
    DC22: 338.1/7373097281
    LC classification: HD9199.G82 L96 2011
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    DC22: 338.17373097281, 338.1737309
    Thema V1.0: TV, JHM, KNA
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    University Press of Colorado
    Imprint name
    University Press of Colorado
    Publication date
    17 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sarah Lyon is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky. Her interests lie at the intersection of culture, agriculture, consumption, and the global economy.
    Review quote
    "Informative and important." --Patrick Staib, "Journal of Anthropological Research"