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Cultural and Economic Significance of European Food Exports to the Colonies

Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...The great European colonial empires of the recent past were complex constructions. While their economic and political histories have been written for centuries, the role that culture, particularly material culture, played in the creation...

Connections and Responsibilities: The Moral Geographies of Sugar

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

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...Introduction In his classic study of the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney Mintz drew attention to the mysterious connection that exists between a field of sugar cane in Puerto Rico and the refined white sugar that sweetens...

Verbal Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Twice I’ve spoken of sadness. Is that essential to the modern view?No account of the culture of the twentieth century can avoid the response to repeated cataclysms, each seemingly infinite but each exceeded by events yet more sublime...

A World of Slaves

Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust : A Comparative History of Persecution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...If one is to understand the world of slaves, then one needs to look at the world of their masters, not only because the purpose of enslavement was to make masters’ lives easier, but also because slavery tended to be an intensely personal...

The Formula and ‘the Being of Slavery’

Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust : A Comparative History of Persecution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...James W. C. Pennington, The Fugitive Blacksmith; or, Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington, Pastor of a Presbyterian Church, New York, Formerly a Slave in the State of Maryland, United States (London: Charles Gilpin, 1849), v....

How Can Ethnobotany Contribute to the History of Western Herbal Medicine? A Mesoamerican Answer

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Ethnobotany, the study of relationships between plants and people, became a formal discipline in the early twentieth century. Though originally distinguished from economic botany by its focus on non-industrialized peoples...

Work and Society

A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Enlightenment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The age of Enlightenment proved to be an important transitional era in the relationship of work to society throughout the western world. In broad lines, work moved from being integrative and holistic to being more segmented and set apart....

Americanizing Coffee: The Refashioning of a Consumer Culture

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

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...The authors thank Frank Trentmann, Alexander Nützenadel and the members of the Food and Globalization seminars held at Wassenaar, NL and Cambridge, England in 2005 and 2006 for their helpful insights. In particular, we thank Sidney Mintz...

World Developments

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...While Europe was entering the period of cultural and political transformations that eventually led to the explorations and the following formation of global empires, many areas of the Eurasian landmass were affected by the disintegration...

Work and Mobility

A Cultural History of Work in the Early Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The dramatic changes of the early modern period, including the beginnings of European overseas expansion, the transatlantic slave trade, the Protestant Reformation, and the Wars of Religion, promoted labor mobility and prompted shifts...