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Author Robertson, Emma, 1976-

Title Chocolate, women and empire : a social and cultural history / Emma Robertson
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009


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Description xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Contents A deep physical reason : gender, race and the nation in chocolate consumption -- The romance of the Cocoa Bean : imperial and colonial histories -- There is no operation involved with coca that I didn't do : women's experiences of cocoa farming -- Minstrels, missionaries and the Minster : race, imperialism and the historic city -- I think I was the only Chinese girl working there : race and gender in the chocolate factory
Summary From 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' to 'Chocolat', chocolate has a special place in Western culture. But what are the hidden histories behind this luxurious commodity? This book examines chocolate production from cocoa bean to chocolate box, illuminating the dynamics of gender, race and empire which have structured the cocoa chain
Notes Paperback, 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chocolate industry -- Great Britain -- History
Women in the food industry -- History
Cacao growers -- Nigeria
Chocolate industry -- Social aspects -- Colonies -- Great Britain
Chocolate industry -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 9780719077777