White and Deadly: Sugar and Colonialism

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Analyzes the history of sugar cultivation in terms of cultural colonization and its post-colonial transformations, interweaving factors such as sugar production and consumption and plantation economies with the complex cultural transformations initiated by the tropical sugar industry. Subjects include sugar and the shaping of Western culture, transculturation and sugar plantations in Africa, and the sugar industry's "coolies" in colonial Java. Ahluwalia teaches in the politics department at the University of Adelaide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Horizons in Post-Colonial Studies
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Sugar and the Shaping of Western Culture 21
Ch. 3 A Fatal Sweetness: Sugar and Post-Colonial Cultures 33
Ch. 4 Discourses of Discovery: Transculturation and Sugar Plantations in Africa 51
Ch. 5 The Language of Colonial Power: the Sugar Industry's 'Coolies' in Colonial Java 65
Ch. 6 Spectres of sugar 83
Ch. 7 The Other Leviathans: Corporate Investment and the Construction of a Sugar Colony 95
Ch. 8 Alien Agriculturalists: Non-European Small Farmers in the Australian Sugar Industry, 1880-1920 135
Ch. 9 Science versus Nature: The Cane - Beet Sugar Rivalry 157
Works Cited 171
Index 189
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