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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...

Introduction: The Havana Mosaic

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

...Images of Havana If it is true that most ‘world cities have an instantly identifiable signature’ (Dear and Flusty 1999: 64), the briefest encounter with Havana indicates how unusual that city is, visibly lacking a clearly identified...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...

The Revolution from 1959 to 1990

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 The first three decades of the Revolution saw a complex and often contradictory process of change that was, overall, characterised by four things: a rapid and continual (if somewhat chequered and occasionally...

The Revolution in a New Light?: Havana as a New Cultural Space

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 With ‘Rectification’ still under way, Cuba was suddenly hit by an unimaginable crisis; in 1989–91 the Socialist Bloc disintegrated and the Soviet Union imploded, demolishing in an instant Cuba’s whole protective edifice....

Mobility

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...It seems apt to begin this essay by noting that the movement of people and things has presented both moral and analytical challenges to people who write about culture. Culture in the singular nineteenth-century sense, as a term...