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Coffee Life in Japan

Author: Merry White
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 36
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book--part ethnography, part memoir--traces Japan's vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White traces Japan's coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day, as uniquely Japanese ways with coffee surface in Europe and America. White's book takes up themes as diverse as gender, privacy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
White, Merry.
Coffee Life in Japan.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merry White
ISBN: 9780520952485 0520952480
OCLC Number: 780425994
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1. Coffee in Public: Cafés in Urban Japan; 2. Japan's Cafés: Coffee and the Counterintuitive; 3. Modernity and the Passion Factory; 4. Masters of Their Universes: Performing Perfection; 5. Japan's Liquid Power; 6. Making Coffee Japanese: Taste in the Contemporary Café; 7. Urban Public Culture: Webs, Grids, and Third Places in Japanese Cities; 8. Knowing Your Place; Appendix: Visits to Cafés, an Unreliable Guide; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 36

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Part ethnography, part memoir, this book traces Japan's vibrant cafe society over one hundred and thirty years. It also traces Japan's coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan  Read more...

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"Required reading for coffee's true believers and industry insiders." -- Oliver Strand T: The New York Times Style Magazine 20121214 "You'll find your eyes opened beyond the new and storied cafes Read more...

 
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