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Toxic Tomatoes: Using Object Biography to Explore Inle Lake's Sustainability Crisis

Snowsill, Anthea


In addition to being one of Myanmar's most popular tourist destinations, Inle Lake is also the country's largest tomato growing centre. As a cash crop grown year-round by Intha ethnic farmers upon the floating gardens for which the lake is renowned, the Inle tomato is not only embedded in commodity networks and flows of exchange, but also moves through a complex intersection of ecological, sociocultural and political networks. Considered symbolically, the Inle tomato represents the region whose...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Burma Studies
DOI: 10.1353/JBS.2020.0005


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