Contract Farming, Ecological Change and the Transformations of Reciprocal Gendered Social Relations in Eastern India

Mitra, Amit and Rao, Nitya (2019) Contract Farming, Ecological Change and the Transformations of Reciprocal Gendered Social Relations in Eastern India. The Journal of Peasant Studies. ISSN 0306-6150

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Abstract

Debates on gender and the commodification of land highlight the loss of land rights, intensification of demands on women’s labour, and decline in their decision-making control. Supported by ‘extra-economic forces’ of religious nationalism (Hindutva), such neoliberal interventions are producing new gender ideologies involving a subtle shift from relations of reciprocity to those of subordination. Using data from fine grained fieldwork in Koraput district, Odisha, we analyse the tensions and transformations created jointly by corporate interventions (contract farming of eucalyptus by the paper industry) and religious nationalism in the local landscape. We examine how these phenomena are reshaping relations of asymmetric mutuality between nature and society, and between men and women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender,contract farming,religious nationalism,land,labour,asymmetric mutuality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 23:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72002
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2019.1683000

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