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Food and Conflict in Europe in the Age of the Two World Wars
 
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Food and Conflict in Europe in the Age of the Two World Wars
 
 
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30 Aug 2006
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This volume examines conflicts over food and their implications for European societies in the first half of the Twentieth century. Ranging across Europe, from Scandinavia and Britain to Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union, this volume explores the political, economic and cultural dynamics that shaped conflicts over food and their legacies.


Description

This volume examines conflicts over food and their implications for European societies in the first half of the Twentieth century. Ranging across Europe, from Scandinavia and Britain to Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union, this volume explores the political, economic and cultural dynamics that shaped conflicts over food and their legacies.


Reviews

'Far from something of the distant past, crises surrounding food, its production, distribution, and consumption, marked the lives of Europeans across the continent, throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The remarkably diverse and consistently first-rate contributions to this volume demonstrate this importance, in questions from civil society to state control, globalization, and 'racial' policies. This excellent collection shows who ate, when, and how, and why it mattered.' - Belinda Davis, Rutgers University New Brunswick, USA, and author of Home Fires Burning: Food, Politics, and Everyday Life in World War I Berlin (2000)


Contents

Food and Conflict in Europe in the Age of the Two World Wars; F.Trentmann & F.Just
Coping with Shortage: The Problem of Food Security and Global Visions of Coordination, c. 1890s-1950; F.Trentmann
Consumption and Total Warfare in Paris, 1914-18; T.Bonzon
Food Provision and Food Retailing in the Hague, 1914-30; T.de Nijs
Dictating Food: Autarchy, Food Provision and Consumer Politics in Fascist Italy, 1922-43; A.Nützenadel
Stalin, Soviet Agriculture, and Collectivization; M.BTauger
Brown Bread for Victory: German and British Wholemeal Politics in the Interwar Period; U.Spiekermann
Danish Food in the German War Economy; M.R.Nissen
The Mystery of the Dying Dutch: Can Micronutrient Deficiencies Explain the Difference between Danish and Dutch Wartime Mortality?; R.Futselaar
A View from the Top: Social Elites and Food Consumption in Britain, 1930s-40s; P.Brassley & A.Potter
Popular Morality and the Black Market in Britain, 1939-55; M.Roodhouse
Food and the Food Crisis in Post-war Germany, 1945-48: British Policy and the Role of British NGOs; J-D.Steinert


Authors

FRANK TRENTMANN is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). He has worked on consumption, political culture, and civil society. Recent publications include the edited collections The Making of the Consumer: Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World and Consuming Cultures: Global Perspectives, with John Brewer.

FLEMMING JUST is Professor of Contemporary History, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, and Head of the Centre for European Conflict and Identity History (CONIH). Books in English include Cooperatives and Farmers' Unions in Western Europe (ed.), and War and Society in Scandinavia, c. 1914-1950.