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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...

The Colony (1550s–1902)

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Historical Overview Once the fleet system and imperial administration were established, Cuba’s role for the next two centuries was determined, as a curious mixture of peripherality and centrality. While, on the one hand, it had a secondary...

The Republic (1902–1958)

Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Nottingham and the author of Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg Publishers, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Havana : The Making of Cuban Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Book Chapter

...Historical Overview Because of the effects of the US occupation, the new Republic that emerged finally in 1902 (some eighty years after the rest of Latin America) was beset by inherent difficulties: the nationalist forces were divided...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In The Wealth of Nations (1766), Adam Smith identified colonial expansion as the source of European wealth: “The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most...

Courtship and Rites

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Age of Empires Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Courtship has often been an exciting part of adolescent life. Finding and wooing a partner involves excitement, fun, and—for many—exploration of sexuality. But the experiences of the world’s youths diverged widely in what...

Labor

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The story of early modern empires (c. 1450—c. 1650) is largely a story of the dawning of an era of long-distance, transoceanic navigation, new trade networks, and territorial appropriation. It is also, crucially, an era of dramatic...

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...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction All acts that hinder the expansion, consolidation, or working of empire are forms of resistance. Such a broad definition brings to light a wide variety of man-made obstacles to empire, including competition from rival empires,...

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

Book Chapter

...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...

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...