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The Darjeeling distinction : labor and justice on fair-trade tea plantations in India

Author: Sarah Besky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
Series: California studies in food and culture, 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that, like the tea industry, dates back to the days of colonial rule. In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling. She explores how notions of fairness, value, and justice  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Besky
ISBN: 9780520277380 0520277384 9780520277397 0520277392
OCLC Number: 852681824
Description: xx, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : reinventing the plantation for the 21st century --
Darjeeling --
Plantation --
Property --
Fairness --
Sovereignty --
Conclusion : is something better than nothing?
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 47.
Responsibility: Sarah Besky.

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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that, like the tea industry, dates back to the days of colonial rule. In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling. She explores how notions of fairness, value, and justice shifted with the rise of fair-trade practices and postcolonial separatist politics in the region. This is the first book to explore how fair-trade operates in the context of.

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"Provides an important ethnographic contribution to the implications of long-distance trade and the deconstruction of different visions of justice in ethical trade." -- Julia Poerting Mountain Read more...

 
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