Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests by Brad Weiss - Heinemann
Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests

Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests

Weiss explores the dynamic relation of specific local, regional, and global understandings of value as manifested in the coffee of rural Haya communities. His investigation offers critical insight into the significance of colonial and postcolonial encounters in this region of Africa.

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Weiss explores the dynamic relation of specific local, regional, and global understandings of value as manifested in the coffee of rural Haya communities. His investigation offers critical insight into the significance of colonial and postcolonial encounters in this region of Africa.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Sacred Life of Plants: Placing Royal Growth
Coffee, Cowries, and Currencies: Transforming Material Wealth
A Religion of the Rupee: Imagining the Coffee Market
Wood, Land, and Water: A Colonial Arboretum
"A Wild Orchard Crop": Contentions in Agricultural Innovation
Extraordinary Measures: The Techniques of Modernity
Endnotes
References