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Modern Hungers – Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany

Alice Weinreb


This book explores Germany’s role in the two world wars and the Cold War to analyze the food economy of the twentieth century. It argues that controlling food supply and determining how and what people ate shaped the course of these three wars. Because Germany played a central role in these conflicts, the political and economic ambitions of its changing governments had international ramifications. At the same time, focusing on changing methods of cooking, shopping, and eating reveals the politics that shape everyday life, especially women's daily activities. Each chapter focuses on a specific ... More

Keywords: Cold War, hunger, food Supply, war, Nazi Germany, rationing, women, Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190605094
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Weinreb, author
Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago

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