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Author Seshia, Shaila, author
Title Becoming organic : nature and agriculture in the Indian Himalaya / Shaila Seshia Galvin
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  S605.5 .S485 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020903598
Descript xvi, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Yale agrarian studies series
Yale agrarian studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
Tracing the social and bureaucratic life of organic quality, this book yields new understandings of this fraught concept. Shaila Seshia Galvin examines certified organic agriculture in India's central Himalayas, revealing how organic is less a material property of land or its produce than a quality produced in discursive, regulatory, and affective registers. Becoming Organic is a nuanced account of development practice in rural India, as it has unfolded through complex relationships forged among state authorities, private corporations, and new agrarian intermediaries
Subject Organic farming -- India
Organic farming -- Himalaya Mountains Region
Agriculture and state -- India
Agriculture and state -- Himalaya Mountains Region
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