Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history

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Penguin Books, 1986 - 274 pages
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"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."-The New York Review of Books.

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Review: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

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Fascinating study by an anthropologist about sugar/sucrose- its cultivation, effect on the burgeoning capitalist economic system of England, and its role in society. A few parts dragged a bit but I ... Read full review

Review: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

User Review  - John Favini - Goodreads

A really interesting study on the place of sugar in the British diet, focusing on the ways in which the transition to an imperial and then capitalistic power shaped British eating habits and made a ... Read full review

Contents

Food Sociality and Sugar
3
Production
19
Consumption
74
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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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