By Jason C. Anthony
Winner of an Andre Simon food and drinks e-book Award - distinctive Commendation
Finalist for a ForeWord e-book of the yr Award
Antarctica, the final position on the earth, isn't really recognized for its food. but it really is recognized for tales of heroic expeditions within which starvation was once the single spice all people carried. on the sunrise of Antarctic delicacies, chefs improvised below unimaginable hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts whereas fantasizing approximately illustrious feasts, and males looking the South Pole stretched their rations to the verge of collapse. this day, Antarctica's kitchens nonetheless stay up for provisions on the some distance finish of the planet's longest offer chain. clinical study stations serve up cafeteria fare that frequently deals extra sustenance than variety. Jason C. Anthony, a veteran of 8 seasons within the U.S. Antarctic software, bargains a unprecedented workaday examine the significance of foodstuff in Antarctic historical past and culture.
Anthony's journey of Antarctic delicacies takes us from hoosh (a porridge of meat, fats, and melted snow, usually thickened with beaten biscuit) and the scurvy-ridden expeditions of Shackleton and Scott in the course of the 20th century to his personal preplanned 300 foodstuff (plus snacks) for a two-person camp within the Transantarctic Mountains. The tales in Hoosh are associated by way of the ingenuity, sturdy humor, and indifference to gruel that make Anthony's story as unique because it is enlightening
By Cassandra Tate
We are living in an age while the cigarette is less than nearly consistent assault. Few weeks go with no one more record at the risks of smoking, or information of one other anti-cigarette lawsuit, or extra regulations on cigarette revenues, advertisements, or use. it really is a bit of outstanding, then, that little or no cognizance has been given to the truth that the US has traveled down this street before.
Until now, that's. As Cassandra Tate studies during this attention-grabbing paintings of ancient scholarship, among 1890 and 1930, fifteen states enacted legislation to prohibit the sale, manufacture, ownership, and/or use of cigarettes--and no fewer than twenty-two different states thought of such laws. In featuring the background of America's first conflicts with huge Tobacco, Tate attracts on quite a lot of newspapers, magazines, alternate courses, infrequent pamphlets, and plenty of different manuscripts culled from information around the nation. Her thorough and meticulously researched quantity is additionally attractively illustrated with a number of images, posters, and cartoons from this bygone era.
Readers will locate in Cigarette Wars an engagingly written and well-told story of the 1st anti-cigarette stream, courting from the Victorian Age to the nice melancholy, whilst cigarettes have been either legally constrained and socially stigmatized in the USA. innovative reformers and spiritual fundamentalists got here jointly to decrease smoking, yet their efforts collapsed in the course of global warfare I, whilst hundreds of thousands of infantrymen took up the behavior and cigarettes started to be linked to freedom, modernity, and class. Importantly, Tate additionally illustrates how supporters of the early anti-cigarette circulate articulated almost each factor that continues to be being debated approximately smoking at the present time; theirs was once no longer a failure of decision, she argues in those pages, yet of timing.
A compelling narrative approximately a number of clashing American traditions--old vs. younger, rural vs. city, and the overdue 19th vs. early 20th centuries--this paintings will attract all who're attracted to America's love-hate courting with what Henry Ford as soon as known as "the little white slaver."
By Jill Condra
The individuals to Encyclopedia of nationwide gown: conventional garments round the World research garments that's symbolic of the folks who stay in areas around the globe, supplying a old and geographic point of view that illustrates how humans costume and explains the explanations in the back of the cloth, layout, and style.
The encyclopedia contains a preface and advent to its contents. each one access within the encyclopedia contains a brief ancient and geographical history for the subject sooner than discussing the garments of individuals in that kingdom or area of the realm. This paintings could be of significant curiosity to school scholars studying model, model heritage, or heritage in addition to to undergraduate scholars and normal readers drawn to anthropology, textiles, model, ethnology, heritage, or ethnic costume.
By Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Revision and revisionism are regularly visible as ordinary elements of old perform, but they're underexplored in the growing to be literature on historiography. during this accessibly written quantity, Marnie Hughes-Warrington discusses this paucity of labor on revision in historical past conception and increases moral questions on linear versions and spatial metaphors which have been used to provide an explanation for it.
Revisionist Histories emphasises the function of the authors and audiences of histories alike because the writers and rewriters of heritage. via examine of electronic environments, photo novels and reader annotated texts, this e-book indicates that the ‘sides’ of heritage can't be disentangled from each other, and they are topic to flux or even destruction over time.
Incorporating diversified and arguable case reports, together with the French Revolution, Holocaust Denial and eu settlers’ touch with local american citizens and Indigenous Australians, Revisionist Histories deals either an in depth account of the advance of revisionism and a brand new, extra spatial imaginative and prescient of historiography. an important textual content for college kids of historiography.
By Erin Moore
An expat’s witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural changes in the course of the lens of language that might depart readers gobsmacked
In That’s now not English, the likely superficial alterations among British and American English open the door to a deeper exploration of a old and interesting cultural divide. In all the thirty chapters, Erin Moore explains a unique be aware we use that says extra approximately us than we predict. for instance, "Quite" exposes the stress among English reserve and American enthusiasm; in "Moreish," she addresses our snacking conduct. In "Partner," she examines marriage equality; in "Pull," the subject is relationship and intercourse; "Cheers" is ready ingesting; and "Knackered" covers how we elevate our children. the result's a cultural historical past in miniature and an expatriate’s survival guide.
American by means of beginning, Moore is a former e-book editor who really expert in recognizing British books—including Eats, Shoots & Leaves—for the united states marketplace. She’s spent the final seven years dwelling in England together with her Anglo American husband and a small daughter with an English accessory. That’s no longer English is the precise better half for contemporary Anglophiles and the 10 million British and American tourists who stopover at one another’s nations every one year.
By Thomas M. Wilson
Alcohol isn't just substantial company. it really is an important a part of social relatives in such a lot of cultures that its worldwide significance will be outdistancing its critics. What does sake let us know approximately Japan or burgundy approximately France? How does eating or certainly abstaining from alcohol tie in with self-presentation, ethnicity, category and tradition? How very important is alcohol to emotions of belonging and notions of resistance? Answering those exciting questions and lots of extra, this well timed ebook appears on the meanings of alcohol intake throughout cultures. individuals examine the interaction of tradition and gear in bars and pubs, the importance of advertisements symbols, the function of drink in day by day rituals and masses extra. the result's the 1st sustained, cross-cultural learn of the profound effect alcohol has on nationwide id through the global at the present time.
By Stewart Farrar
By Ziauddin Sardar
Cultural reports signs a huge educational revolution as we start the recent millennium. yet what precisely is it, and the way is it utilized? it's a self-discipline that says to not be a self-discipline - an intensive severe procedure for realizing racial, nationwide, social and gender identities. Introducing Cultural stories offers an incisive journey during the minefield of this advanced topic, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the united states, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, interpreting the information of its best exponents and offering a flavour of its use around the globe. overlaying the floor from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer conception, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful advisor to the basic ideas of this interesting zone of analysis. it truly is crucial analyzing for all these considering the quickening pulse of previous, new and rising cultures.
By Martha Carlin, Joel T. Rosenthal
Professors Carlin and Rosenthal are to be recommended for his or her wide-ranging exploration of an issue we too frequently take with no consideration - getting nutrition to the desk and consuming it. From the interesting "Fast nutrition and concrete dwelling criteria in Medieval England" to the the grisly "Cannibalism as a facet of Famine in English Chronicles", this can be a scholarly examine how one other tradition approached foodstuff and consuming. i couldn't placed this ebook down. i discovered myself desiring to grasp "Did the Peasants fairly Starve in Medieval England?" and enthralled by means of "Driven by means of Drink? Ale intake and the Agrarian financial system of the London Region". and that i nonetheless need to know how "From Michaelmas 1412 to Michaelmas 1413 Alice de Bryene served extra than 16,500 foodstuff at her Acton manor house". there is a lot approximately cooking during this ebook, and much more approximately historical past and economics, yet it is finally approximately humans.
By Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Lindsey R. Swindall