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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): 41–52.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ashutosh Kumar This paper looks at gastronomic identity in the age of global labor migrations. Focusing on the nineteenth-century indentured labor voyages from northern India to the sugar colonies in the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific regions, it highlights the sea voyage as both a social setting and a...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (2): 12–29.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in feudal Europe because of their libertarian self-sufficiency. Yet, they are now widely understood as completing their agricultural tasks with a broad deployment of slave or indentured labor as well as state-sponsored land acquisition and subsidized water and transportation infrastructure (Scholl...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 May 2016
... globalization (p.61), and this cultural resistance forms the re- frain of each chapter s conclusion. While creolization over- comes claims to South Asian indentured laborers cultural specificity in the book, claims to African cultural distinction are positively valued as Caribbean resistance to the creolizing...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): viii–ix.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Istanbul. Ashutosh Kumar is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of History, Faculty of Arts at University of Leeds. He received his PhD from the Department of History, University of Delhi, and was awarded the Sephis Fellowship for his study of indentured labor migration from North India...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (2): iv–vi.
Published: 01 May 2016
... similarly tackles this question of truth in a fascinating essay on co- lonial labor, as told through nineteenth-century imperial chocolate wars, most nota- bly captured in Roald Dahl s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Oompa-Loompas who serve as (indentured?) migrant laborers for Willy Wonka...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (2): 12–17.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Before they were spying on each other, Cadbury and Row- ntree had another problem in common that was much bigger than chocolate espionage; both companies had been accused of sourcing cocoa made by slave labor for their confectionar- ies.1 William Cadbury got the first inkling this may be occur- ring in...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): iv–vii.
Published: 01 February 2016
... fascinating historical account of the eat- ing and drinking cultures among indentured workers aboard ships heading to India s sugar colonies that not only sheds light on a population that is almost completely over- looked in accounts of labor but also resituates India and its periphery in a new colonial...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): 9–15.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of archived emigration records, he shows how the ships configured a new dietary space where officials ac- commodated laborers tastes and enabled new kinship bonds through changes in eating practices and the collapse of caste boundaries. Both authors importantly situate taste within a network of...
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (4): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2015
... govern- ment corruption, and later structural adjustment, many turned to the production of food stuffs to sell. And, of course, their very existence in Guyana was tied to their labors as en- slaved and indentured food workers in sugar cane and rice fields.20 All of those thoughts came rushing to me as we...
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Gastronomica (2013) 13 (3): 81–82.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Sharma traces the pro- cess by which migrant indentured laborers became subjects of the Assamese state. She contextualizes the movement of tea plants and tea laborers within other migrations: of Marwari traders, Nepali graziers and milkmen, and farmers and culti- vators from the Bengal plains. The...
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Gastronomica (2013) 13 (3): 82–83.
Published: 01 August 2013
... interested in the social history of tea. As in other tea-growing regions, colonial capital backed the migration of people to Assam and their conversion into a disciplined agricultural proletariat. Sharma traces the pro- cess by which migrant indentured laborers became subjects of the Assamese state. She...
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Gastronomica (2012) 12 (4): 27–30.
Published: 01 November 2012
... juice of death may appear labor-intensive (if not mildly insane), but the Makushi and other Amerindian nations of the savannah have favored cassava because it takes well to poor tropical soil, the soil to which cassava adapted since before humans began growing it . They call upon cassava for many...
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Gastronomica (2011) 11 (3): 116–117.
Published: 01 August 2011
... China between 1700 and 1842 . Elizabeth Kolsky discusses oppressive indentured labor at Indian tea plantations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, where harvests were destined for sale not only to the prosperous people depicted in period advertising, but also to a growing population of poor...
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Gastronomica (2011) 11 (3): 117–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to confront the imperial policies, violence, and suffering that enabled tea consumption in the modern West . John E . Wills Jr . reveals the insidious interdepen- dence of the tea and opium trades in China between 1700 and 1842 . Elizabeth Kolsky discusses oppressive indentured labor at Indian tea...
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 32–37.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Italy still insist that if a pregnant woman s craving is satisfied, it will take away a labor pain (toglia una voglia, levi una doglia). If the yearning persists, unsatisfied, they believe the child might be born with a birthmark. This is why it is not uncommon for an obviously pregnant woman at the...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (4): 59–63.
Published: 01 November 2006
... inauthen- tic, ordinary, boring. And I felt pressured not by the labor of cooking new foods nor by single-handedly juggling two children s conflicting needs but by the effort I was mak- ing to heal our wounds by the act of cooking dinner. Still, I resisted abandoning the project. For isn t emotional...
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Gastronomica (2003) 3 (2): 71–77.
Published: 01 May 2003
... labor. From the plantations of Java, tended by Javanese indentured laborers, to the coffee farms of the Caribbean and Brazil, home to millions of African slaves, life in colo- nial coffee plantations was never easy, and rarely humane. Even in areas where coffee production centered on inde- pendent...
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Gastronomica (2001) 1 (1): 36–44.
Published: 01 February 2001
... what they don t say as by what they do. Culinary Luddites typi- cally gloss over the moral problems intrinsic to the labor of producing and preparing food. In 1800, ninety-five percent of the Russian population and eighty percent of the French lived in the country; in other words, they spent their days...