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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845206789
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: Cultures of Consumption Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander N├╝tzenadel is Chair of European Economic and Social History at the Europa-Universit├Ąt Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research program, which is co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction: Mapping Food and Globalization Alexander Nutzenadel Nutzenadel, Alexander Frank Trentmann Trentmann, Frank 1

Pt. I Evolution and Diversity

2 Food, Culture and Engergy Sidney W. Mintz Mintz, Sidney W. 21

3 The Global Consumption of Hot Beverages, c.1500 to c.1900 William G. Clarence Smith Smith, William G. Clarence 37

4 The Limits of Globalization? The Horticultural Trades in Postbellum America Marina Moskowitz Moskowitz, Marina 57

5 Commercial Rice Cultivation and the Regional Economy of Southeastern Asia, 1850-1950 Paul H. Kratoska Kratoska, Paul H. 75

Pt. II Diffusion and Identities

6 A Taste of Home: The Cultural and Economic Significance of European Food Exports to the Colonies Richard Wilk Wilk, Richard 93

7 Americanizing Coffee: The Refashioning of a Consumer Culture Michelle Craig McDonald McDonald, Michelle Craig Steven Topik Topik, Steven 109

8 Transnational Food Migration and the Internalization of Food Consumption: Ethnic Cuisine in West Germany Maren Mohring Mohring, Maren 129

Pt. III Transnational Knowledge and Actors

9 A Green International? Food Markets and Transnational Politics, c.1850-1914 Alexander Nutzenadel Nutzenadel, Alexander 153

10 Starvation Science: From Colonies to Metropole Dana Simmons Simmons, Dana 173

11 Illusions of Global Governance: Transnational Agribusiness inside the UN System Christian Gerlach Gerlach, Christian 193

Pt. IV Trade and Moralities

12 Postcolonial Paradoxes: The Cultural Economy of African Export Horticulture Susanne Freidberg Freidberg, Susanne 215

13 Connections and Responsibilities: The Moral Geographies of SugarPeter Jackson Jackson, Peter Neil Ward Ward, Neil 235

14 Before Fair Trade Empire, Free Trade and the Moral Economies of Food in the Modem World Frank Trentmann Trentmann, Frank 253

Index 277

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