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A Time for Tea: Women, Labor and Post-colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation

Price : $24.75
ISBN # : 9788186706534
Author : Piya Chatterjee
pages: 434
Edition : Hardback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Zubaan
Published : 2001

In this creative, ethnographic and historical critique of labor practices on an Indian plantation, Piya Chatterjee provides a sophisticated examination of the production, consumption and circulation of tea. Allowing personal, scholarly and artistic voices to speak in turn, the author discusses the fetishization of women who labor under colonial, post/colonial and now neofeudal conditions. A Time for Tea demonstrates that at the heart of these narratives of travel, conquest and settlement are compelling stories of women workers. While exploring the global and political dimensions of local practices of gendered labor, Chatterjee also reflects on the privileges and paradoxes of her own “decolonisation” as a third-world feminist anthropologist.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 03 April, 2014.
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