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Food and Globalization: Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World
     

Food and Globalization: Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

by Alexander Ntzenadel, Frank Trentmann, Alexander Nutzenadel
 

ISBN-10: 1845206789

ISBN-13: 9781845206789

Pub. Date: 07/08/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Food has a special significance in the expanding field of global history. Food markets were the first to become globally integrated, linking distant cultures of the world. In no other area have the interactions between global exchange and local cultural practices been as pronounced as in changing food cultures.

In this wide-ranging and fascinating book, the authors

Overview

Food has a special significance in the expanding field of global history. Food markets were the first to become globally integrated, linking distant cultures of the world. In no other area have the interactions between global exchange and local cultural practices been as pronounced as in changing food cultures.

In this wide-ranging and fascinating book, the authors offer an historical overview of the relationship between food and globalization in the modern world. Together, the chapters of this book provide a fresh perspective on both global history and food studies. This book will be of interest to a wide range of students and scholars of history, food studies, sociology, anthropology, geography and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845206789
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Series:
Cultures of Consumption Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     vii
List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
List of Contributors     xiii
Introduction: Mapping Food and Globalization   Alexander Nutzenadel   Frank Trentmann     1
Evolution and Diversity
Food, Culture and Energy   Sidney W. Mintz     21
The Global Consumption of Hot Beverages, c. 1500 to c. 1900   William G. Clarence Smith     37
The Limits of Globalization? The Horticultural Trades in Postbellum America   Marina Moskowitz     57
Commercial Rice Cultivation and the Regional Economy of Southeastern Asia, 1850-1950   Paul H. Kratoska     75
Diffusion and Identities
A Taste of Home: The Cultural and Economic Significance of European Food Exports to the Colonies   Richard Wilk     93
Americanizing Coffee: The Refashioning of a Consumer Culture   Michelle Craig McDonald   Steven Topik     109
Transnational Food Migration and the Internalization of Food Consumption: Ethnic Cuisine in West Germany   Maren Mohring     129
Transnational Knowledge and Actors
A Green International? Food Markets and Transnational Politics, c. 1850-1914   Alexander Nutzenadel     153
Starvation Science: From Colonies to Metropole   DanaSimmons     173
Illusions of Global Governance: Transnational Agribusiness inside the UN System   Christian Gerlach     193
Trade and Moralities
Postcolonial Paradoxes: The Cultural Economy of African Export Horticulture   Susanne Freidberg     215
Connections and Responsibilities: The Moral Geographies of Sugar   Peter Jackson   Neil Ward     235
Before Fair Trade Empire, Free Trade and the Moral Economies of Food in the Modern World   Frank Trentmann     253
Index     277

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