Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures

Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History

  • Sandip Hazareesingh
  • Harro Maat

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

About this book


The book brings together original, state-of-the-art historical research from several continents and examines how mainly local peasant societies responded to colonial pressures to produce a range of different commodities. It offers new directions in the study of African, Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American societies.


Commodities anticommodities colonialism peasants resistance crops rice cotton science environment ecology indigenous cultures local practice Africa global history health history India society

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandip Hazareesingh
    • 1
  • Harro Maat
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.Wageningen UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56529-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38110-1
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