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Author Sen, Debarati
Title Everyday Sustainability : Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (274 pages)
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Series SUNY Series, Praxis: Theory in Action Ser
SUNY Series, Praxis: Theory in Action Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Note on Transliteration -- Introduction -- Late Capitalism and Fair Trade in Darjeeling -- Gendered Projects of Value -- Gender and Sustainability -- Empowerment Lite? -- Everyday Gendered Translations of Transnational Justice Regimes -- Making Gendered Sense of Fair Trade -- Overview of the Book -- Chapter 1 Locations: Homework and Fieldwork -- Fieldwork: Pressures to be a "Conventional Anthropologist" -- Informant, Interlocutor, Researcher, or Activist? -- Note on Methodology -- Chapter 2 Everyday Marginality of Nepalis in India -- Politics of Recognition -- Struggles of Darjeeling Nepalis -- Chapter 3 The Reincarnation of Tea -- Plantations and the Reincarnation of Tea -- The Shadow History of Tea in Darjeeling -- Sānu Krishak Sansthā: The Cooperative of "Illegal" Tea Farmers -- Fair Trade in Darjeeling's Tea Sector -- Fair Trade and Plantations -- Unions, Joint Body, and Fair Trade -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Fair Trade and Women Without History: The Consequences of Transnational Affective Solidarity -- Encounters -- Rituals of Witnessing -- Recollections and Documentation of Witnessing Fair Trade -- Fair Trade and Privatized Political Fields -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5 Ghumāuri: Interstitial Sustainability in India's Fair Trade−Organic Certified Tea Plantations -- Survival Narratives -- Gendered Transitions in Regional Labor Politics -- Ethnicized Subnationalism and Plantation Labor Politics -- Chhāyā -- Competing Communities, Interstitial Spaces -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Fair Trade vs. Swachcha Vyāpār: Ethical Counter-Politics of Women's Empowerment in a Fair Trade−Certified Small Farmers Cooperative -- Smallholder Tea Production and Fair Trade in Darjeeling -- From Debating to Contesting Fair Trade
Middlemen, Gendered Spatial Politics, and the Government of Women's Work -- "We Are the Police of Our Own Fields": Gendered Boundaries within Sānu Krishak Sansthā -- Conclusion: Empowerment Fix? -- Chapter 7 "Will My Daughter Find an Organic Husband?" Domesticating Fair Trade through Cultural Entrepreneurship -- "She ate my work:" Women's Work and Household Relations within the Plantation -- Household Relations in the Cooperative (Sānu Krishak Sansthā) -- Household Conflicts in Sānu Krishak Sansthā -- Household Politics and Public Discourses of "Risk" -- Consequences of Differential Visibilities of Women's Work -- Chapter 8 "Tadpoles in Water" vs. "Police of Our Fields": Competing Subjectivities, Women's Political Agency and Fair Trade -- Being "Tadpoles in Water" vs. "Police of our Fields" -- Ghumāuri vs. Women's Wing Meetings -- The Politics of Clean Hands vs. the Politics of Clean Trade -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Everyday Sustainability -- Notes -- References -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sen, Debarati Everyday Sustainability : Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling Albany : State University of New York Press,c2017 9781438467139
Subject Women tea plantation workers-India-Darjeeling.
Women-India-Darjeeling-Social conditions.
Tea trade-Environmental aspects-India-Darjeeling.
Fair trade associations-India-Darjeeling
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