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Ethnography, Agency, and Materiality: Anthropological Perspectives on Rice Development in East Timor

Shepherd, Christopher; McWilliam, Andrew


Rice in contemporary East Timor is multivalent, with a rich historical legacy. In the current postcolonial context, rice agriculture and the value of rice as both a consumption good and a development objective remain a priority. Governmentsponsored rice production is framed variously as "food security" for the poor and as a key objective of "agricultural modernization" for a new class of dynamic farmers in a progressive market-oriented food production sector. In this article we present a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal
DOI: 10.1215/18752160-1262876


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