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Modern hungers : food and power in twentieth-century Germany

Author: Alice Autumn Weinreb
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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"During the first decades of the twentieth century, modern states fighting World War I and II for the first time experimented with feeding--and starving--entire populations. Within the new globalizing economy, food became intimately intertwined with waging war. In Europe, starvation claimed more lives than any other weapon of war. As Alice Weinreb shows in Modern Hungers, nowhere was this more apparent than in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weinreb, Alice Autumn.
Modern hungers.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016052906
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Autumn Weinreb
ISBN: 9780190605094 019060509X
OCLC Number: 962853080
Description: viii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modern hungers in modern Germany --
The geopolitics of total war : food in the First World War --
Blood and soil : the food economy and the Nazi racial state --
Hunger and the remaking of history : rationing, suffering, and human rights in occupied Germany --
Fueling Reconstruction : production and consumption in divided Germany --
Kitchen debates : the family meal and female labor in East and West Germany --
Fighting fat : obesity and the healthy body in the late Cold War --
Epilogue: Yes, we have no bananas : negotiating past and future in reunified Germany.
Responsibility: Alice Weinreb.

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Spanning World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Modern Hungers shows how food and hunger have been central to economic policy, political identity, and everyday life in modern Germany. It  Read more...

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