What Makes Darjeeling Tea Authentic ? Colonial Heritage and Contemporary Sustainability Practice in Darjeeling, India

Titre What Makes Darjeeling Tea Authentic ? Colonial Heritage and Contemporary Sustainability Practice in Darjeeling, India
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Auteur SEN, Debarati
Date 2019
Pagination 27 p.
Notes Südasien-Seminar der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Résumé «The economic viability of Darjeeling’s organic and Fair-Trade certified plantations and the future of its smallholder tea farmers is shaped by mobilisation of colonial aesthetics and associated forms of classification of place and people. These social aspects of contemporary sustainability practice are missing in most engagements with transnational sustainability initiatives. The discussions in this article is an attempt to ethnographically illuminate how agency and success of organic tea producers from certain regions of the world rely on cultural productions dependent on colonial imaginaries.«

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