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Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

By 2008, total fair trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly $3 billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for fair trade items, which are meant to ... More


Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Marian Aguiar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

From Mohandas Gandhi’s nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, the railway has been one of India’s most ... More


Introduction: Reconsidering Darjeeling

Sara Shneiderman and Townsend Middleton

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

This introduction establishes key frameworks for reconsidering Darjeeling’s past, present, and future. The book’s editors provide a succinct history of the region and an overview of its current ... More


‘A Summer Place’: Darjeeling in the Tourist Gaze

Rune Bennike

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

From the tales of nineteenth century British explorers to contemporary tourism advertising, representations of Darjeeling circulate far and wide. Across more than a century and a half, Darjeeling is ... More


Women, Fair Trade Tea, and Everyday Entrepreneurialism in Rural Darjeeling

Debarati Sen

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research in Darjeeling’s non-plantation tea producing areas, this chapter highlights the gendered effects of Fair Trade certification of organic ... More


Colonial Pasts and Fair Trade Futures: Changing Modes of Production and Regulation on Darjeeling Tea Plantations

Sarah Besky

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the distribution of fair trade benefits and changing modes of production and regulation on Darjeeling tea plantations in India. Using regulation theory, it considers how ... More


Transition to tea

Angela McCarthy and T.M. Devine

in Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119056
eISBN:
9781526128201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Ceylon was a latecomer to the global trade in tea. When James Taylor began his experimental attempts at planting in the later 1860s, the two dominant suppliers to the international market were China ... More


Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Nandini Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Colonialism created exclusive economic and segregatory social spaces for the exploitation and management of natural and human resources, in the form of plantations, ports, mining towns, hill ... More


Communities of hope? Gendered re-signification of microcredit in rural India

Debarati Sen and Sarasij Majumder

in Funding, Power and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447336150
eISBN:
9781447336204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a picture of what gendered resilience looks like at the ground level in eastern India's Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal. It focuses on how women interpret and ... More


A Well-Trodden Path: Studies in Darjeeling and Sikkim

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theos Casimir Bernard's travel to India as part of his research on Tibet. In Chennai, Theos and Glen returned to Paramahansa Yogeeśwarar's ashram. Yogeeśwarar had gained fame ... More


Disease and Colonial Enclaves

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

From the eighteenth to the twentieth century, the practices of colonialism in the tropical world were informed by the epistemologies and therapeutics of Western science and medicine. In their ... More


The Sanatorium of Darjeeling: European Health in a Tropical Enclave

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The British established hill-stations in Asia to facilitate the creation of an exclusive, clean, and secure social space – known as an enclave – for white Europeans. In colonial India, racial ... More


Pioneering Years in Plantation and Medicine in Darjeeling, Terai and Duars

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the expansion of tea plantations in the three tea plantations of northern Bengal in colonial India: Darjeeling, Terai, and Duars. The enclave of Darjeeling was designed to ... More


The Sanatorium Enclave: Climate and Class in Colonial Darjeeling

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Over the nineteenth century, Darjeeling became an important part of the wider colonial polity and economy of north Bengal. The enclave of Darjeeling changed to accommodate affluent and middle-class ... More


Contending Visions of Health Care in the Plantation Enclaves

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

During the nineteenth century, the foothills of Darjeeling, Terai, and Duars witnessed the increased prevalence of diseases such as malaria and blackwater fever. A significant moment in the history ... More


Tropical Medicine in Its ‘Field’: Malaria, Hookworm and the Rhetoric of the ‘Local’

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the dynamics between colonial enclaves and tropical medicine in twentieth-century India. Although British Indian medical discourse and practice accepted germ theory, miasmatic ... More


Habitation and Health in Colonial Enclaves: The Hill-station and the Tea Plantations

in Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318290
eISBN:
9781846317835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317835.008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book has explored the relationship between tropical medicine and colonial enclaves in India under British rule. Decolonisation within the British Empire dissolved this relationship, and ... More


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