Free Thinking BBC Radio 3

Hameed, Ayesha. 2021. Free Thinking BBC Radio 3. [Broadcast]

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Could the modern world be built on the back of our craving for an addictive substance? Matthew Sweet marshals historians Mimi Goodall and Dexnell Peters, and artist and theorist Ayesha Hameed, to see how far we can push the idea that our desire for sugar led to the development of new forms of agriculture, as well as slavery, empire and capitalism, indeed the initiation of a new era in the earth's geological history and climate. And they consider how we can think through such massive, world-historical shifts.

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Visual Cultures


14 October 2021

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44 minutesDuration

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21 Mar 2024 10:50

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21 Mar 2024 10:50


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