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Steeped in Heritage The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea

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ISBN-10: 0822369931

ISBN-13: 9780822369936

Edition: 2017

Authors: Sarah Fleming Ives

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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 either characterized 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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.858