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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures

Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History

Editors: Maat, Harro, Hazareesingh, Sandip (Eds.)

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The book brings together original, state-of-the-art historical research from several continents and examines how mainly local peasant societies responded to colonial pressures to produce a range of different commodities. It offers new directions in the study of African, Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American societies.

About the authors

Sandip Hazareesingh is Research Fellow in the History Department at the Open University, UK. He is the author of The Colonial City and the Challenge of Modernity (2007), and is currently researching the interactions between peasant livelihoods, colonial policies, climate and environment in nineteenth and twentieth century western India.

Harro Maat is Sociologist and Historian of Agricultural Science and Technology at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group of Wageningen University, Netherlands. His main focus is on crop improvement in the colonial period and current (bio)technologies for international development in India, South-East Asia and Africa.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hazareesingh, Sandip (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Rice as Commodity and Anti-Commodity

    Richards, Paul

    Pages 10-28

  • Yellow Tobacco, Black Tobacco: Indigenous (desi) Tobacco as an Anti-Commodity

    Sinha-Kerkhoff, Kathinka

    Pages 29-48

  • Upland and Lowland Rice in the Netherlands Indies

    Maat, Harro

    Pages 49-69

  • Anti-Commodity Counterpoint: Smallholder Diversity and Rural Development on the Cuban Sugar Frontier

    Curry-Machado, Jonathan

    Pages 70-96

Buy this book

eBook £45.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38110-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £58.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38109-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures
Book Subtitle
Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History
Editors
  • Harro Maat
  • Sandip Hazareesingh
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38110-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137381101
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38109-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 213
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