Coverart for item
The Resource Sugar : the world corrupted from slavery to obesity, James Wolvin

Sugar : the world corrupted from slavery to obesity, James Wolvin

Label
Sugar : the world corrupted from slavery to obesity
Title
Sugar
Title remainder
the world corrupted from slavery to obesity
Statement of responsibility
James Wolvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of sugar, and of mankind's desire for sweetness in food and drink is a compelling, though confusing story. It is also an historical story. The story of mankind's love of sweetness - the need to consume honey, cane sugar, beet sugar and chemical sweeteners - has important historical origins. To take a simple example, two centuries ago, cane sugar was vital to the burgeoning European domestic and colonial economies. For all its recent origins, today's obesity epidemic - if that is what it is - did not emerge overnight, but instead evolved from a complexity of historical forces which stretch back centuries. We can only fully understand this modern problem, by coming to terms with its genesis and history: and we need to consider the historical relationship between society and sweetness over a long historical span. This book seeks to do just that: to tell the story of how the consumption of sugar - the addition of sugar to food and drink - became a fundamental and increasingly troublesome feature of modern life. Walvin's book is the heir to Sidney Mintz's Sweetness and Power, a brilliant sociological account, but now thirty years old. In addition, the problem of sugar, and the consequent intellectual and political debate about the role of sugar, has been totally transformed in the years since that book's publication
Summary
Documents the 500-year rise of sugar from a costly luxury to a staple thought to be the root of global health problems, tracing how the industry was established through plantation slavery and how it has shaped modern society
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639647
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walvin, James
Dewey number
633.61
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Confectionery
  • Sugar
  • Sugar trade
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
Label
Sugar : the world corrupted from slavery to obesity, James Wolvin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060441620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781472138101
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)978463139
Label
Sugar : the world corrupted from slavery to obesity, James Wolvin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060441620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781472138101
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)978463139

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...