Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101666647
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Release: 1986-08-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780140092332
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Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of sugar production and consumption, examines its relationship with slavery, class ambitions, and industrialization, and describes sugar's impact on modern diet and eating habits

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:79434546
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tasting Food Tasting Freedom

Tasting Food  Tasting Freedom
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Pages: 149
ISBN: 0807046299
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Release: 1996
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

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Should it matter to us?"--BOOK JACKET.

Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning
Author: Gido Amagakure
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781682339916
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Release: 2017
Editor: Kodansha Comics
Language: en

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BRAND NEW FLAVORS First grade is a time for new adventures for Tsumugi—from cutting her hair, to meeting a new relative for the first time, and even trying her hand at cooking all by herself! Tsumugi seems eager to try new things on her own, but Kôhei can't help but feel anxious, wondering if Tsumugi is growing up too fast. And when Tsumugi asks her father if he is ever going to get remarried, how will he respond? Does this mean Tsumugi is ready to move on from her mother—and if so, what about Kôhei?

Sugar and Civilization

Sugar and Civilization
Author: April Merleaux
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781469622521
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Release: 2015-07-13
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish-American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines, had the potential for vastly expanding sugar production. As victory parties and commemorations prominently featured candy and other sweets, Americans saw sugar as the reward for their global ambitions. April Merleaux demonstrates that trade policies and consumer cultures are as crucial to understanding U.S. empire as military or diplomatic interventions. As the nation's sweet tooth grew, people debated tariffs, immigration, and empire, all of which hastened the nation's rise as an international power. These dynamics played out in the bureaucracies of Washington, D.C., in the pages of local newspapers, and at local candy counters. Merleaux argues that ideas about race and civilization shaped sugar markets since government policies and business practices hinged on the racial characteristics of the people who worked the land and consumed its products. Connecting the history of sugar to its producers, consumers, and policy makers, Merleaux shows that the modern American sugar habit took shape in the shadow of a growing empire.

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Amy Bentley
Pages: 61
ISBN: OCLC:674816123
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sweetness and Light

Sweetness and Light
Author: Liam Pieper
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781760144883
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

India, monsoon season. Connor, an Australian expat with a brutal past, spends his time running low-stakes scams on tourists in a sleepy beachside town. Sasha, an American in search of spiritual guidance, heads to an isolated ashram in the hope of mending a broken heart. When one of Connor’s grifts goes horribly wrong, it sets in motion a chain of events that brings the two lost souls together – and as they try to navigate a world of gangsters, gurus and secret agendas, they begin to realise that within the ashram’s utopian community, something is deeply, deeply wrong . . . Racing from the beaches of Goa to the streets of Delhi to the jungles of Tamil Nadu, Sweetness and Light is an intoxicating, unsettling story of the battle between light and dark, love and lust, morality and corruption. This is an explosive and unforgettable novel that confirms Liam Pieper's place as one of Australia's finest, sharpest writers.

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:79434546
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The World of Soy

The World of Soy
Author: Christine M. Du Bois,Chee Beng Tan,Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9971694131
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Release: 2008
Editor: NUS Press
Language: en

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Sweetness in the Belly

Sweetness in the Belly
Author: Camilla Gibb
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307373342
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Release: 2009-05-29
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lilly, the main character of Camilla Gibb’s stunning new novel, has anything but a stable childhood. The daughter of English/Irish hippies, she was “born in Yugoslavia, breast-fed in the Ukraine, weaned in Corsica, freed from nappies in Sicily and walking by the time [they] got to the Algarve…” The family’s nomadic adventure ends in Tangier when Lilly’s parents are killed in a drug deal gone awry. Orphaned at eight, Lilly is left in the care of a Sufi sheikh, who shows her the way of Islam through the Qur’an. When political turmoil erupts, Lilly, now sixteen, is sent to the ancient walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, where she stays in a dirt-floored compound with an impoverished widow named Nouria and her four children. In Harar, Lilly earns her keep by helping with the household chores and teaching local children the Qur’an. Ignoring the cries of “farenji” (foreigner), she slowly begins to put down roots, learning the language and immersing herself in a culture rich in customs and rituals and lush with glittering bright headscarves, the chorus of muezzins and the scent of incense and coffee. She is drawn to an idealistic half-Sudanese doctor named Aziz, and the two begin to meet every Saturday at a social gathering. As they stay behind to talk, Lilly finds her faith tested for the first time in her life: “The desire to remain in his company overwhelmed common sense; I would pick up my good Muslim self on the way home.” Just as their love begins to blossom, they are wrenched apart when the aging emperor Haile Selassie is deposed by the brutal Dergue regime. Lilly seeks exile in London, while Aziz stays to pursue his revolutionary passions. In London, Lilly’s life as a white Muslim is no less complicated. A hospital staff nurse, she befriends a refugee from Ethiopia named Amina, whose daughter she helped to deliver in a back alley. The two women set up a community association to re-unite refugees with lost family members. Their work, however, isn’t entirely altruistic. Both women are looking for someone: Amina, her husband, Yusuf, and Lilly, Aziz, who remains firmly, painfully, implanted in her heart. The first-person narrative alternates seamlessly between England (1981-91) and Ethiopia (1970-74), weaving a rich tapestry of one woman’s quest to maintain faith and love through revolution, upheaval and the alienation of life in exile. Sweetness in the Belly was universally praised for the tremendous empathy that Gibb brings to an ambitious story. Kirkus Reviews writes that the novel "reflect(s) the pain, cultural relocation and uncertainty of tribal, political and religious refugees the world over. Gibb's territory is urgently modern and controversial but she enters it softly, with grace, integrity and a lovely compassionate story. [It is a] poem to belief and to the displaced–humane, resonant, original, impressive." According to the Literary Review of Canada, Sweetness in the Belly is “…a novel that is culturally sensitive, consummately researched and deeply compassionate…richly imagined, full of sensuous detail and arresting imagery…Gibb has smuggled Western readers into the centre of lives they might never otherwise come into contact with, let alone understand.”

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets
Author: Darra Goldstein,Sidney Mintz,Michael Krondl,Laura Mason
Pages: 920
ISBN: 9780199313396
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Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, 'The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets' is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure"--

Empirical Futures Large Print 16pt

Empirical Futures  Large Print 16pt
Author: Stephan Palmié
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9781458755575
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Release: 2010-05
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the 1950s, anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate the disciplines of anthropology and history. Author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and other groundbreaking works, he was one of the first scholars to anticipate and critique ''globalization studies.'' However, a strong tradition of epistemologically sophisticated and theoretically informed empiricism of the sort advanced by Mintz has yet to become a cornerstone of contemporary anthropological scholarship. This collection of essays by leading anthropologists and historians serves as an intervention that rests on Mintz's rigorously historicist ethnographic work, which has long predicted the methodological crisis in anthropology today. Contributors to this volume build on Mintzean interdisciplinarity to provide productive ways to theorize the everyday life of local groups and communities, nation-states, and regions and the interconnections among them. Consisting of theoretical and case studies of Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, and Papua New Guinea, Empirical Futures demonstrates how Mintzean perspectives advance our understanding of the relationship among empirical approaches, the uses of ethnographic and historical data and theory-building, and the study of these from both local and global vantage points.

The Power of the Machine

The Power of the Machine
Author: Alf Hornborg
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780759116917
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Release: 2001-10-16
Editor: Rowman Altamira
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the power of the machine generates increasingly asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of resources and risks between distant populations and ecosystems, and thus an increasingly polarized world order. The author challenges us to reconceptualize the machine—'industrial technomass'—as a species of power and a problem of culture. He shows how economic anthropology has the tools to deconstruct the concepts of production, money capital, and market exchange, and to analyze capital accumulation as a problem at the very interface of the natural and social sciences. His analysis provides an alternative understanding of economic growth and technological development. Hornborg's work is essential for researchers in anthropology, human ecology, economics, political economy, world-systems theory, environmental justice, and science and technology studies. Find out more about the author at the Lund University, Sweden web site.

Traveling with Sugar

Traveling with Sugar
Author: Amy Moran-Thomas
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780520969858
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Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traveling with Sugar reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a five-hundred-year-old global history of sweetness and power. Amid eerie injuries, changing bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and Central America simply call the affliction “sugar”—or, as some say in Belize, “traveling with sugar.” A decade in the making, this book unfolds as a series of crónicas—a word meaning both slow-moving story and slow-moving disease. It profiles the careful work of those “still fighting it” as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Facing a new incarnation of blood sugar, these individuals speak back to science and policy misrecognitions that have prematurely cast their lost limbs and deaths as normal. Their families’ arts of maintenance and repair illuminate ongoing struggles to survive and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine.

Sugar in the Blood

Sugar in the Blood
Author: Andrea Stuart
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780307474544
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Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.

Caribbean Transformations

Caribbean Transformations
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Pages: 355
ISBN: 0202309576
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contact and clash, amalgamation and accommodation, resistance and change have marked the history of the Caribbean islands. It is a unique region where people under the stress of slavery had to improvise, invent and literally create forms of human association through which their pasts and the symbolic interpretation of their present could be structured. Caribbean Transformations is divided into three major parts, each preceded by a brief introductory chapter. Part One begins with a look at the African antecedents of the Caribbean, then discusses slavery and the plantation system. Two chapters deal with slavery and forced labor in Puerto Rico and the history of a Puerto Rican plantation. Part Two is concerned with the rise of a Caribbean peasantry--the erstwhile slaves who separated themselves from the plantation system on small plots of land. This creative adaptation led to the growth of a class of rural landowners producing a large part of their own subsistence but also selling to and buying from wider markets. Mintz first discusses the origins of reconstructed peasantries, and then proceeds to the specifics of the origins and history of the peasantry in Jamaica. Part Three turns to Caribbean nationhood--the political and economic forces that affected its shaping and the social structure of its component societies. A separate chapter details the case of Haiti. The book ends with a critique of the implications of Caribbean nationhood from an anthropological perspective, stressing the ways that class, color and other social dimensions continue to play important parts in the organization of Caribbean societies. Caribbean Transformations--lucidly written and presenting broad coverage of both time and space--is essential reading for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and all others interested in the Caribbean, in black studies, in colonial problems, in the relationships between colonial areas and the imperial powers, and in culture change generally. Sidney W. Mintz is currently professor emeritus, department of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. He founded the department there in 1975. He has done extensive field research in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Haiti, as well as in Iran. He recently launched a research program in Hong Kong to study the consumption and production of soybean and is now examining soy products in the United States.

Worker in the Cane

Worker in the Cane
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393007316
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Release: 1974
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Worker in the Cane is both a profound social document and a moving spiritual testimony. Don Taso portrays his harsh childhood, his courtship and early marriage, his grim struggle to provide for his family. He tells of his radical political beliefs and union activity during the Depression and describes his hardships when he was blacklisted because of his outspoken convictions. Embittered by his continuing poverty and by a serious illness, he undergoes a dramatic cure and becomes converted to a Protestant revivalist sect. In the concluding chapters the author interprets Don Taso's experience in the light of the changing patterns of life in rural Puerto Rico. This is the absorbing story of Don Taso, a Puerto Rican sugar cane worker, and of his family and the village in which he lives. Told largely in his own words, it is a vivid account of the drastic changes taking place in Puerto Rico, as he sees them.

The Sweetness in the Lime

The Sweetness in the Lime
Author: Stephen Kimber
Pages: 272
ISBN: 177108913X
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Release: 2020-10-31
Editor: Vagrant Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bittersweet story following fiftysomething Eli Cooper that takes readers from Havana, to Halifax, to Miami, and back again, The Sweetness in the Lime is a charming, clever novel that peels back the rind to discover there really is sweetness in the lime of life.

The Sweetness of Power

The Sweetness of Power
Author: Anonim
Pages: 466
ISBN: 087580618X
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Release: 2007-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The question of order inspired two of the greatest political thinkers of the Renaissance--Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini, whose major works on the nature of government are linked in an authoritative new translation. Political adversaries but nonetheless friends, Machiavelli and Guicciardini both reflected on ancient Rome and refined their conceptions of government with an eye to the political turmoil of their own Florence. Based on the definitive Italian editions and including extensive explanatory notes, this new translation re-creates the fascinating conflict that helped to shape the history of political thought.