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

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Steven Topik
  • William Gervase Clarence-Smith
  • Michel Tuchscherer
  • Gwyn Campbell
  • Mario Samper K.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2003