Bruno and (Star)bucks

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Teaching ANT to students at the undergraduate level can be a difficult endeavor; however, I have come across a viable solution.

Coffee.

But not to keep students awake during boring lectures about Bruno so much as a case study. The rise of gourmet-style coffee in the United States via the mass producer and distributor Starbucks.

The lecture is here; if you’ll use it, drop me a line (njr12 <at> psu.edu).

NOTE: if you do this lecture (or invite me to), bring empty stay-fresh coffee bags — they are the main actor!

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About Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

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