Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate

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Follows the craft community of French chocolatiers -- members of a tiny group experiencing intense international competition -- as they struggle to ensure the survival of their businesses. Tells a story that challenges conventional views of craft work & training models in late capitalism. Covers the world of craft leaders & local artisanal families in Paris & in southwest France & how they work & confront the representatives & structures of power, from tastemakers, CEOs, & ad. executives to the technocrats of Paris & Brussels. The chocolatiers affirm their collective identity & their place in the present by commemorating selectively their role in history. Will appeal to anthropologists, cultural studies scholars & others with an interest in chocolate. Illustrated.

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This book on the crafting of chocolate in contemporary France is itself delicious. It will be a classic of French ethnography and contribute in important ways to the ongoing debate about the role of national identity in the European Union."―Carole L. Crumley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"A real pathbreaker. The intensity of Terrio's engagement with her respondents shines from almost every page. The work contributes to our understanding of the politics of heritage. . . . It is a thoroughly researched and descriptively rich analysis of how anthropologists can approach weighty problems of identity, national-local relations, and the ideology of self and other."―Michael Herzfeld, author of Portrait of a Greek Imagination

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Susan J. Terrio is Associate Professor of French and Anthropology at Georgetown University.

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