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Geschichte des Nicht-Essens
The History of Not Eating: Renunciation, Avoidance, and Refusal in the Modern Era

Verzicht, Vermeidung und Verweigerung in der Moderne

Edited by: Norman Aselmeyer and Veronika Settele

In the late 19th century, the human diet underwent a revolutionary transformation. What has remained largely unconsidered is that these changes also had critical effects on non-eating (e.g. dieting, vegetarianism, preventive health, hunger strikes, and food scarcity). For the first time, the volume examines the multi-faceted history of non-eating. Many of the essays touch upon major areas of societal conflict.


"[...] this is a compelling and enjoyable collection that clearly illustrates the promises of food studies and makes a strong case for the importance of not eating for understanding the experience of modernity."
Alice Weinreb in: H-Soz-Kult (29.11.2018), https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-29631
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Audience: HistorikerInnen mit Schwerpunkt Kulturgeschichte und VertreterInnen angrenzender Bereiche, ErnährungswissenschaftlerInnen