9780520303256-0520303253-Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea (Volume 5) (Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century)

Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea (Volume 5) (Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century)

ISBN-13: 9780520303256
ISBN-10: 0520303253
Edition: First
Author: Besky, Sarah
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520303256
ISBN-10: 0520303253
Edition: First
Author: Besky, Sarah
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Besky, Sarah wrote Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea (Volume 5) (Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century) comprising 256 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520303253 and 9780520303256. Since then Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea (Volume 5) (Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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What is the place of quality in contemporary capitalism? How is a product as ordinary as a bag of tea valued for its quality? In her innovative study, Sarah Besky addresses these questions by going inside an Indian auction house where experts taste and value mass-market black tea, one of the world’s most recognized commodities. Pairing rich historical data with ethnographic research among agronomists, professional tea tasters and traders, and tea plantation workers, Besky shows how the meaning of quality has been subjected to nearly constant experimentation and debate over the history of the tea industry. Working across political economy, science and technology studies, and sensory ethnography, Tasting Qualities argues for an approach to quality that sees it not as a final destination for economic, imperial, or post-imperial projects but as an opening for those projects.

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