Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history

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Viking, 1985 - Business & Economics - 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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I was expecting a book more along the lines of What's For Dinner, but this book felt my like a case study of capitalism using sugar as the subject. A lot of the vocabulary seemed to approach the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

While the information in this book is fascinating to me, the writing leaves much to be desired. This book is definitely intended for an academic audience, which applied to me since I read this for my ... Read full review

Contents

Food Sociality and Sugar
3
Consumption
74
Eating and Being
187
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