Professor Rebecca Earle, History Department
How useful is Arnold Bauer’s concept of ‘civilising goods’?
What is the relationship between colonialism and consumption?
To what extent did shared cultures of consumption create more homogenous colonial societies?
- Bauer, Arnold, Goods, Power, History: Latin America's Material Culture, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2001).
- Collingham, E.M., Imperial Bodies: The Physical Experience of the Raj, c1800-1947, Polity (Cambridge, 2001).
- Earle, Rebecca, ‘Consumption and Excess in Colonial and Early Independent Spanish America’, Imported Modernity in Post-Colonial State-Formation: The Appropriation of Political, Educational and Cultural Models in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, eds. Marcelo Caruso and Eugenia Roldán Vera, Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main, 2007), pp. 341-61.
- Norton, Marcy, ‘Tasting Empire: Chocolate and the European Internalization of Mesoamerican Aesthetics’, American Historical Review, vol. 111:3 (2006).
- Said, Edward, Culture and Imperialism, Chatto & Windus (London, 1993).
- Sheller, Mimi, Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, Routledge (London and New York, 2003), chapter 3: ‘Tasting the Tropics: From Sweet Tooth to Banana Wars’.
- Stoler, Ann Laura, Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things, Duke University Press (Durham, 1995).