Chasing Coffee: A New Research Agenda in Turkey

DİNÇER E. M., Ozcelik A.

SOCIETY, vol.57, no.3, pp.323-331, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12115-020-00486-3
  • Journal Name: SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, ABI/INFORM, American History and Life, ATLA Religion Database, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, EBSCO Education Source, Gender Studies Database, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Public Administration Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, SportDiscus, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-331
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


This article is a call for a new research agenda: a socio-economic analysis of coffee in Turkey. To contextualize the importance and relevance of this effort, it first provides a critical assessment of the literature on coffee in Turkey by focusing on its two main manifestations: historical and sociological constellations. We show how earlier critical engagement with coffee as a commodity and a research subject helped scholars revise and go beyond the existing scholarship. We then claim a similar transformative prospect exists for political-economic manifestations of coffee today. We justify our claim by suggesting six potential research areas with relevant research questions and potentially enriching outcomes.