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Shea Butter Republic: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity
Indigenous to the savanna zone in West Africa, shea (Butyrospermin parkii) has been produced and sold by rural women and circulated on the world market as a low-priced and little-known raw material for more than a century. Locally, shea butter is used for cooking, making soap, leatherworking, dying, and as a medical and beauty aid. Globally, it has been used in producing s ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 23rd 2004 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 2004)
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