[MOBI] ✓ From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea | by ✓ Paige West
Sep 29, 2020 - 23:19 PMBy Paige West

In this vivid ethnography, Paige West tracks coffee as it moves from producers in Papua New Guinea to consumers around the world She illuminates the social lives of the people who produce coffee, and those who process, distribute, market, and consume it The Gimi peoples, who grow coffee in Papua New Guinea s highlands, are eager to expand their business and social relatiIn this vivid ethnography, Paige West tracks coffee as it moves from producers in Papua New Guinea to consumers around the world She illuminates the social lives of the people who produce coffee, and those who process, distribute, market, and consume it The Gimi peoples, who grow coffee in Papua New Guinea s highlands, are eager to expand their business and social relationships with the buyers who come to their highland villages, as well as with the people working in Goroka, where much of Papua New Guinea s coffee is processed at the port of Lae, where it is exported and in Hamburg, Sydney, and London, where it is distributed and consumed This rich social world is disrupted by neoliberal development strategies, which impose prescriptive regimes of governmentality that are often at odds with Melanesian ways of being in, and relating to, the world The Gimi are misrepresented in the specialty coffee market, which relies on images of primitivity and poverty to sell coffee By implying that the quot backwardnessquot of Papua New Guineans impedes economic development, these images obscure the structural relations and global political economy that actually cause poverty in Papua New Guinea.
  • Title: From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea
  • Author: Paige West
  • ISBN: 9780822351504
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback

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Jenny (Reading Envy) Sep 29, 2020 - 23:19 PM
I was poking around for books on Papua New Guinea, and found the eBook of this at the library where I work I hadn t considered reading an entire book about the crop production in one region, but here it is In fact this is of an econoethnography, as the anthropologist is a longterm researcher in this area of Papua New Guinea, and decides to focus on coffee for this book with chapter names like neoliberal coffee and village coffee Among coffee experts, Papua New Guinea coffee is variously descri [...]
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Keshia Sep 29, 2020 - 23:19 PM
This was an assigned book for an Anthropology course I took I think it was well researched and written I can tell the author truly cared for the people she was writing about and this book opened my eyes to a lot of fair trade buying that I was not aware of I did find myself trailing off from the writing because it s such a long book and sometimes it was a little overkill, but honestly, it s a great book Wonderful job.
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Veronica Sep 29, 2020 - 23:19 PM
Everyone who tries to buy fair trade , organic or green should read this book, especially coffee drinkers Yes, a bit of guilt, but knowledge is power Essentially, the system is too screwed up for us to change just by drinking fair trade coffee It s a great first step, but we need to do The only reason I m not finishing this book, at the moment, is that I need to move on to other homework reading This is definitely a book I could see buying and finishing later.
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From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea By Paige West In this vivid ethnography, Paige West tracks coffee as it moves from producers in Papua New Guinea to consumers around the world She illuminates the social lives of the people who produce coffee, and those who process, distribute, market, and consume it The Gimi peoples, who grow coffee in Papua New Guinea s highlands, are eager to expand their business and social relatiIn this vivid ethnography, Paige West tracks coffee as it moves from producers in Papua New Guinea to consumers around the world She illuminates the social lives of the people who produce coffee, and those who process, distribute, market, and consume it The Gimi peoples, who grow coffee in Papua New Guinea s highlands, are eager to expand their business and social relationships with the buyers who come to their highland villages, as well as with the people working in Goroka, where much of Papua New Guinea s coffee is processed at the port of Lae, where it is exported and in Hamburg, Sydney, and London, where it is distributed and consumed This rich social world is disrupted by neoliberal development strategies, which impose prescriptive regimes of governmentality that are often at odds with Melanesian ways of being in, and relating to, the world The Gimi are misrepresented in the specialty coffee market, which relies on images of primitivity and poverty to sell coffee By implying that the quot backwardnessquot of Papua New Guineans impedes economic development, these images obscure the structural relations and global political economy that actually cause poverty in Papua New Guinea.

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