Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union

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Abstract

In this original and provocative study, Zsuzsa Gille examines three scandals that have shaken Hungary since it joined the European Union: the 2004 ban on paprika due to contamination, the 2008 boycott of Hungarian foie gras by Austrian animal rights activists, and the "red mud" spill of 2010, Hungary's worst environmental disaster. In each case, Gille analyzes how practices of production and consumption were affected by the proliferation of new standards and regulations that came with entry into the EU. She identifies a new modality of power-the materialization of politics, or achieving political goals with the seemingly apolitical tools of tinkering with technology and infrastructure-and elucidates a new approach to understanding globalization, materiality, and transnational politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages180
ISBN (Electronic)9780253019509
ISBN (Print)9780253019387
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameGlobal Research Studies

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paprika
Capsicum
Hungary
politics
European Union
Politics
Animal Rights
activists
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Internationality
globalization
scandal
disasters
Disasters
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environmental pollution
infrastructure
animal welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Gille, Z. (2016). Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union. (Global Research Studies). Indiana University Press.

Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud : The Politics of Materiality in the European Union. / Gille, Zsuzsa.

Indiana University Press, 2016. 180 p. (Global Research Studies).

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Gille Z. Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union. Indiana University Press, 2016. 180 p. (Global Research Studies).
Gille, Zsuzsa. / Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud : The Politics of Materiality in the European Union. Indiana University Press, 2016. 180 p. (Global Research Studies).
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