ANTHRO 133F Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Factory System, Class Conflict, Industrial Revolution

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Religious beliefs= ethic of work, saving, and invested in capitalist. Colonies / slave production: essential factors in the rise of the west. S&p focuses on production and consumption of sugar, overlooking distribution. Changing consumption patterns > flourishing markets, how demand is created. Humans used to be traded as commodity naturally > unacceptable now. Slavery recognized as not acceptable for market policy. Relationship of taste and consumption patterns to gender and class. Socializing the next generation to certain kinds of taste: Why and how tastes change (how demand is created) Children are taught to crave and like sugar. Few negative associations w/ sugar > associated w/ upper classes and rarity. Tastes are given, sudden change of diet, short-term > long-term (150 yrs), massive increase in sugar in britain. Couldn"t have changed w/o people developing taste for sugar. 1700: used as food, sweetener much more often. Africa (manufactured goods) > americas (african slaves) > england (american sugar)

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