Blood, Sweat and Tears in a Bottle of Palestinian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

  title={Blood, Sweat and Tears in a Bottle of Palestinian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil},
  author={Anne Meneley},
  journal={Food, Culture \& Society},
  pages={275 - 292}
  • A. Meneley
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Sociology
  • Food, Culture & Society
Abstract This paper examines the trajectory of fairtrade extra-virgin olive oil from its troubled production in Palestine, to its convoluted and difficult circulation in the West Bank and out of Israel, to ethical consumers abroad who buy it out of solidarity with Palestinian farmers. I examine the emotions embedded in the product: the blood, sweat and tears of the Palestinian producer and the sympathy of the consumers. The deleterious conditions of production in Palestine affect its possible… 
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