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Author Sen, Debarati, 1976-
Title Everyday sustainability : gender justice and fair trade tea in Darjeeling / Debarati Sen.
Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2017]

Author Sen, Debarati, 1976-
Series SUNY series, Praxis: theory in action.
SUNY series, praxis, theory in action.
Subject Women tea plantation workers -- India -- Darjeeling.
Women -- India -- Darjeeling -- Social conditions.
Tea trade -- Environmental aspects -- India -- Darjeeling.
Fair trade associations -- India -- Darjeeling.
Description xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Locations : homework and fieldwork -- Everyday marginality of Nepalis in India -- The reincarnation of tea -- Fair trade and women without history : the consequences of transnational affective solidarity -- Ghumāuri : interstitial sustainability in India's fair trade-organic certified tea plantations -- Fair trade vs. Swachcha Vyāpār : ethical counter-politics of women's empowerment in a fair trade-certified small farmers cooperative -- "Will my daughter find an organic husband?" : domesticating fair trade through cultural entrepreneurship -- "Tadpoles in water" vs. "police of our fields" : competing subjectivities, women's political agency and fair trade -- Conclusion : everyday sustainability.
Summary "Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives--Darjeeling, India--where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepreneurial strategies and everyday practices of social justice that at times dovetail with and at other times rub against the tenets of the emerging global morality market. The author questions why women beneficiaries of transnational justice-making projects remain skeptical about the potential for economic and social empowerment through Fair Trade while simultaneously seeking to use the movement to give voice to their situated demands for mobility, economic advancement, and community level social justice."--Page 4 of cover.
ISBN 9781438467139 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1438467133 hardcover ; alkaline paper
OCLC # 978712527
Additional Format Online version: Sen, Debarati, 1976- Everyday sustainability. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017] 9781438467153 (DLC) 2017014061.