'Far from something of the distant past, crises surrounding food, its production, distribution, and consumption, marked the lives of Europeans across the continent, throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The remarkably diverse and consistently first-rate contributions to this volume demonstrate this importance, in questions from civil society to state control, globalization, and 'racial' policies. This excellent collection shows who ate, when, and how, and why it mattered.' - Belinda Davis, Rutgers University New Brunswick, USA, and author of Home Fires Burning: Food, Politics, and Everyday Life in World War I Berlin (2000)
FRANK TRENTMANN is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). He has worked on consumption, political culture, and civil society. Recent publications include the edited collections The Making of the Consumer: Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World and Consuming Cultures: Global Perspectives, with John Brewer.
FLEMMING JUST is Professor of Contemporary History, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, and Head of the Centre for European Conflict and Identity History (CONIH). Books in English include Cooperatives and Farmers' Unions in Western Europe (ed.), and War and Society in Scandinavia, c. 1914-1950.