Chasing Coffee: A New Research Agenda in Turkey

DİNÇER E. M. , Ozcelik A.

SOCIETY, cilt.57, sa.3, ss.323-331, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12115-020-00486-3
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.323-331


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.