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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

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...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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Culture Contacts and Culture Change

Peter N. Stearns

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Peter N. Stearns is Provost Emeritus and Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of numerous books on world history including Sexuality in World History (2nd edition, 2017), Globalization in World History (2nd edition, 2016) and Debating the Industrial Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olivia A. O’Neill

Olivia A. O’Neill

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Cultural Change in Modern World History : Cases, Causes and Consequences

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Contact between cultures, unless quite superficial, almost always carries a potential for change. Here is another broad category of culture change, generating more cases for examination. We have touched on the phenomenon already...

Race and Ethnicity: Mortal Coils and Hair-Raising Revolutions

A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair style, wig style, and facial hair style had enormous power to underscore, comment on, and even reject social categories such as status, vocation, ethnic identity, military service, and moral character. For European men, the dominance...

Labor

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1934, George Orwell published Burmese Days, an alcohol-soaked depiction of life in an outpost of the teak-producing colony in the waning days of British rule in Burma. Orwell, most obviously, focused on the degradation of British...