Using the twin themes of hunger and health to explore the biopolitics of nature, Treitel convincingly shows that natural eating habits not only persisted in times of want as an efficient way to manage the nation’s food supply, but also in times of plenty to improve the health of the body politic.
Mark B. Cole
Mark B. Cole is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History at Cleveland State University. He specializes in modern Europe and Germany, specifically the history of Nazism and the Holocaust, Jewish Studies, as well as the histories of consumption and food more generally.
Posts by Mark B. Cole
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.