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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Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Third Wave Coffees and Maya Farmers in Guatemala

$500 a pound coffee? Yes, the very best coffees these days are selling for astronomical prices. The $500/lb lot (from El Injerto in Guatemala) was a record, but the Wall Street Journal recently reported on the rising auction prices for so-called Third Wave coffees:
Commodity coffee prices are set by the New York C Pr...
Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: December 2, 2014, 10:08 pm

The Good Life: Page 99 Test

The Page 99 Test blog takes its cue from Ford Madox Ford, who remarked "Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you." 

I was asked to apply the Page 99 Test to my new book, The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing:

In this era of globali...
Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:47 pm

Talking About The Good Life, with Bart Victor and Sten Vermund


Author: Ted Fischer | Posted: November 11, 2014, 1:56 pm