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Introduction

Alexander Nützenadel

Alexander Nuetzenadel is Chair of European Economic and Social History at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 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

...Food and globalization are inseparable. Since ancient times long-distance trade has involved staple foods and luxury products such as wine, tea, coffee, rice, spices and dried fish. Securing greater access to food was a driving force behind...

Material Politics: An Introduction

Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Daunton

Martin Daunton is a Professor of Economic History, at the University of Cambridge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

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...Today, it is relatively easy for shoppers to extend their economic purchasing decisions into political acts or moral statements. Across western Europe and America, we as consumers have a range of options available to us. Rational...

Food, Culture and Energy

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

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...I wish to consider here some of the ways that the globalization process throws into relief the role of culture, and that of energy, in the shaping of food systems. Food in society is a culturally inflected vehicle of symbolic meaning. So...

Knowing Consumers – Histories, Identities, Practices: An Introduction

Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Missing Person The consumer as an engine of wealth and representative of the public interest is an established figure in contemporary politics and discourse. Indeed, the consumer may have become all too familiar, exhorted to keep...

Addressing the Consumer

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...For further discussion and references, see B. Fine, The World of Consumption: The Cultural and Material Revisited (London, 2002). Thanks to Frank Trentmann and conference participants for comments on earlier drafts.Knowledge and identity...

From Paris to Shanghai: The Changing Geographies of Fashion’s World Cities

David Gilbert

David Gilbert is Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway University, London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...At the opening of the Shanghai International Fashion Centre on 15 October 2000, the then mayor, Xu Kuangdi, pledged that one of the planning goals for the first decade of the twenty-first century was to build the city into the ‘world...

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...

Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth-century public consumed knowledge about theatre – from dramatic texts and staging practices to how to make a theatrical career – on a scale unimaginable by previous generations. Information about theatre hitherto acquired...

Transnational Agribusiness inside the UN System

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

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...A series of famines swept the world from West Africa to Bangladesh after 1972, linked to a shortage of grain in world markets and to tripling grain prices that seemed to herald a new age of scarcity. In retrospect, this World Food Crisis –...

Communities of Production: A Materialist Reading with an Offstage View

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...On 7 November 1920, 8,000 performers gathered around Petrograd’s city square facing the Winter Palace to recreate the revolutionary event that had occurred there three years earlier; the Bolsheviks selected this stage as the ideal symbol...