Chewing Gum by Michael Redclift
The Fortunes of Taste

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In Chewing Gum, Michael Redclift deftly chronicles the growing popularity of gum in the U.S. alongside a fascinating history of peasant revolution led by charismatic Indians in the jungles of southern Mexico.

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Michael Redclift, a leading scholar in ecology and social theory, is a professor of geography at King's College, London. He is author or editor of fifteen books, including Sustainable Development and Wasted.
Published August 2, 2004 by Routledge. 206 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Cooking, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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While some readers may be interested in the book's concluding chapters (which cover abandoned chicle camps, tourism possibilities and renewed interest in chicle for natural organic products), the omission of Bazooka's contribution to the chewing gum world, as well as the book's overall dry tone, ...

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Chewing gum was foremost an American invention, Michael Redclift tells us in Chewing Gum: The Fortunes of Taste, a brief yet serious and engaging book that details how chewing gum came to occupy a distinct place in the rise of American consumerism.

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