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Cover for THE TOXICITY OF BEAUTY: Local Social and Environmental Ramifications of Technological Modernization within Clusters of Textile Producers
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dc.date.accessioned2020-09-17T17:22:00Z
dc.date.available2020-09-17T17:22:00Z
dc.date.created2020-05
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dc.description.abstractThe local caste community of chhipa printers and rangrez dyers in the town of Sanganer, outside of Jaipur, India, are famous for hand block printing. The centuries-old craft uses natural dyes to stamp intricate designs on fabric. Over time, to keep pace with international demand, many printers switched to chemical dyes and screen printing, and upper-caste entrepreneurs have set up shop in town. As production output skyrocketed in the 1960s, so too did pollution of the city’s water systems. In response, a group of elite exporters partnered with the state and central government to construct a formalized, industrial textile park on the outskirts of the city. The park has increased production output of member firms and recycles 90% of its wastewater, however, the challenge of pollution within the original town of Sanganer still exists. This thesis is a case study of formal and informal textile clusters and interconnected social systems and forms of organization that contribute to economic productivity, technological modernization, environmental pollution and social discord within the hand block printing industry of Sanganer, India.en_US
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dc.subjectchhipaen_US
dc.subjectrangrezen_US
dc.subjecttextilesen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial textile parken_US
dc.subjectTown of Sanganeren_US
dc.subjectJaipur, Indiaen_US
dc.subjectTextile clustersen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental pollutionen_US
dc.subjecthand block printing industryen_US
dc.subjecttechnological modernizationen_US
dc.titleTHE TOXICITY OF BEAUTY: Local Social and Environmental Ramifications of Technological Modernization within Clusters of Textile Producersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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