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Tea Tasting

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003697/00001

Material Information

Title: Tea Tasting A Historic-Anthropological Study of Tea Cultivation and Commodification
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Savage, Christine E.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Tea
World-System
Marketing
East India Company
Drug-Food
Ethnography
Commodification
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis follows a single modern commodity, tea, from its geographic origin of cultivation in southwestern China to its spread as a trans-nationally produced drug-food crop. I explore tea�s role in the world-system from a historical political economic perspective and examine the way it is marketed both on supermarket shelves and through an ethnographic investigation of a teashop. Discussing the history of the tea trade, I trace its trajectory and the web of human connections involved, with a focus on the British mercantile trade with China and the how tea came to be consumed in Great Britain and how it effected social practices and acquired symbolic significance from those who drank it. I argue that tea, as a capitalist commodity, is marketed to consumers in a way that silences the harsh conditions experienced by the laborers who manufacture the good. Ultimately, I use the historical context of tea consumption and commodification to examine various tropes evoked by tea marketers, including those who romanticize labor or use stereotypical images of Asian people to suggest the exotic.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine E. Savage
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 S2
System ID: NCFE003697:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003697/00001

Material Information

Title: Tea Tasting A Historic-Anthropological Study of Tea Cultivation and Commodification
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Savage, Christine E.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Tea
World-System
Marketing
East India Company
Drug-Food
Ethnography
Commodification
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis follows a single modern commodity, tea, from its geographic origin of cultivation in southwestern China to its spread as a trans-nationally produced drug-food crop. I explore tea�s role in the world-system from a historical political economic perspective and examine the way it is marketed both on supermarket shelves and through an ethnographic investigation of a teashop. Discussing the history of the tea trade, I trace its trajectory and the web of human connections involved, with a focus on the British mercantile trade with China and the how tea came to be consumed in Great Britain and how it effected social practices and acquired symbolic significance from those who drank it. I argue that tea, as a capitalist commodity, is marketed to consumers in a way that silences the harsh conditions experienced by the laborers who manufacture the good. Ultimately, I use the historical context of tea consumption and commodification to examine various tropes evoked by tea marketers, including those who romanticize labor or use stereotypical images of Asian people to suggest the exotic.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine E. Savage
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 S2
System ID: NCFE003697:00001

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