Edward F. Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the founder of Maní+, a program in Guatemala that develops and produces locally sourced complementary foods to fight malnutrition. He has written and edited several books, including Cultural Logics and Global Economies, Broccoli and Desire, and Cash on the Table. His new book, The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing is out from Stanford University Press.

         

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The Good Life: What Really Matters | Health and Wellness | Vanderbilt University

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The Good Life: What Really Matters

Ted Fischer, Ph.D.,
Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American
Studies, discusses the “Good Life,” and why it is important to ...
Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: April 18, 2015, 3:15 am

The Happiness Paradox of Latin America

Paraguay can't catch a break.  It is where a 19th century war wiped out half the male population; one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the hemisphere; 60 years of military dictatorship and one party rule, a brief interlude from which ended (kangaroo court style) in 2012.  And it is landlocked. 

Paraguay ...
Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: March 30, 2015, 2:47 pm

Third Wave Coffee: How your gourmet coffee habit affects the livelihoods of producers

Americans are drinking much less coffee than they did in the 1940s and 1950s — down by almost half from a peak in 1946. And such changing trends in Northern countries have profound impacts in the global South where coffee is produced.

The sharp U.S. decline has leveled off in recent years, buoyed by a dramatic ri...
Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: March 13, 2015, 7:52 pm