Book List

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Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States
John Soluri

Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion.

Banana Split: How EU Policies Divide Global Producers
David Vanzetti, Santiago Fernandez de Córdoba and Veronica Chau

Banana prices within the European Union are almost double world levels. These prices are maintained by restrictive import quotas and tariffs that generate rents that accrue to distributors and producers.

Banana Wars: Power, Production, and History in the Americas
Steve Striffler and Mark Moberg

The first book to examine these processes in all the western hemisphere regions where bananas are grown for sale abroad, Banana Wars advances the growing body of scholarship focusing on export commodities from historical and social scientific perspectives.

 

Banana Wars: The Anatomy of a Trade Dispute
Timothy Edward Josling and Thomas Geoffrey Taylor

In April 2001, the US and EU announced the end of a trade dispute over the sale of bananas into the EU market. The allocation of import licenses had been found to violate World Trade Organization rules and to discriminate against suppliers from Latin America.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Dan Koeppel

In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought.

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World
Peter Chapman

In this exploration of corporate maneuvering and subterfuge, journalist Chapman shows how the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized power and influence of today's multinational companies.

Big Cotton: How A Humble Fiber Created Fortunes, Wrecked Civilizations, and Put America on the Map
Stephen Yafa

Cotton has touched off wars and revolutions, inspired astonishing inventions, laid waste to entire ecosystems, and enslaved untold millions of people. Alexander the Great carried cotton cloth on his back from India to Europe.

Bitter chocolate: investigating the dark side of the world's most seductive sweet
Carol Off

Bitter Chocolate traces the fascinating origins of chocolate from the banquet table of Montezuma's sixteenth-century Aztec court to the bustling factories of Hershey, Cadbury, and Mars today.

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival
Daniel Jaffee

Based on extensive research in Zapotec indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, Brewing Justice follows the members of the cooperative Michiza, whose organic coffee is sold on the international fair trade market.

Buying Into Fair Trade: Culture, Morality, and Consumption
Keith R. Brown

Buying into Fair Trade turns the spotlight onto this growing trend, exploring how fair-trade shoppers think about their own altruism within an increasingly global economy.