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Shea Butter Republic: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity

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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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Read this in 2005 for a term paper - time for a revisit for methodologies
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