Cardamom and Class: A Limbu Village and Its Extensions in East Nepal

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Title:Cardamom and Class: A Limbu Village and Its Extensions in East Nepal


Author:Ian Carlos Fitzpatrick

Publisher:Vajra Publications

Publish Year:2011

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Environment / Gardening | Anthropology/ Sociology | Nepal Anthropology | Nepal Non-Fiction | Nepal Economy | Non Fiction | Geography | Social Science | Development


Remarks:contains B&W photographs, glossary, bibliography, index, appendix, Cinnabaris - Series of Oriental Studies


Size:153 x 230 mm


Price:USD 18.82

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  • By examining three historically overlapping productive processes - subsistence agriculture, cardamom cultivation, and international migration - this book shows how each productive process has contributed in different ways to the acceleration of economic differentiation and rural class formation. In particular it focuses on cardamom, introduced to the village in 1968, which as a high-value cash-crop has provided a means to transform significantly the lives of a large section of Limbu society. Despite the increased integration of the village with a national and global market, the continued existence of Limbu language and cultural practices emphasizes the active role villagers have played in shaping their current condition.

    Ian Carlos Fitzpatrick

    He is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist, currently working in the UK as a campaigner, researcher and writer on economic and environmental issues.
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