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Wrestling with Starbucks : conscience, capital, cappuccino

Author: Kim Fellner
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Say "Starbucks" and people start talking. From Paris, France, to Paris, Texas, Tampa to Tokyo, perfect strangers will gladly debate the merits of Starbucks coffee and the meaning of Starbucks in modem life. In Wrestling with Starbucks, an investigation into Starbucks' ethos and actions, social justice activist Kim Fellner asks how a coffeehouse chain with a liberal reputation came to symbolize, for some, the ills  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Fellner
ISBN: 9780813543208 0813543207
OCLC Number: 173502705
Description: vii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The empire strikes gold --
Running the 10-K --
Banking on the bean --
Go sell it on the mountain --
Moving up on Eighth Street --
The cross-dressing of coffee-counter culture --
When worker met partner --
At the global crossroads --
The view from headquarters --
Capitalism is like fire --
Goodness as battleground --
Bread, roses, coffee.
Responsibility: Kim Fellner.
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You can find a Starbucks coffeehouse almost anywhere, from Paris, France to Paducah, Kentucky, from the crowded streets of Thailand to shopping malls in Qatar. This title asks how a coffeehouse chain  Read more...

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