9780822369936-0822369931-Steeped in Heritage: The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)

Steeped in Heritage: The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)

ISBN-13: 9780822369936
ISBN-10: 0822369931
Author: Ives, Sarah Fleming
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822369936
ISBN-10: 0822369931
Author: Ives, Sarah Fleming
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ives, Sarah Fleming wrote Steeped in Heritage: The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century) comprising 272 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822369931 and 9780822369936. Since then Steeped in Heritage: The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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South African rooibos tea is a commodity of contrasts. Renowned for its healing properties, the rooibos plant grows in a region defined by the violence of poverty, dispossession, and racism. And while rooibos is hailed as an ecologically indigenous commodity, it is farmed by people who struggle to express “authentic” belonging to the land: Afrikaners, who espouse a “white” African indigeneity, and “coloureds,” who are characterized either as the mixed-race progeny of “extinct” Bushmen or as possessing a false identity, indigenous to nowhere. In Steeped in Heritage Sarah Ives explores how these groups advance alternate claims of indigeneity based on the cultural ownership of an indigenous plant. This heritage-based struggle over rooibos shows how communities negotiate landscapes marked by racial dispossession within an ecosystem imperiled by climate change and precarious social relations in the postapartheid era.

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