Sweetness And Power

Author : Sidney W. Mintz
ISBN : 9781101666647
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

Die S E Macht

Author : Sidney Wilfred Mintz
ISBN : 359338325X
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Transformation Von Ungleichheitsregimes

Author : Bernhard Leubolt
ISBN : 9783658073619
Genre : Political Science
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Bernhard Leubolt arbeitet mittels des strategisch-relationalen Institutionalismus den historischen Einfluss von Ungleichheitsregimes auf aktuelle gleichheitsorientierte Politik heraus: Brasilien ist geprägt von der langen Fortdauer der Sklaverei und einer anschließenden konservativen Modernisierung. Seit den 1980er Jahren gibt es Bestrebungen zur Reduktion der Ungleichheiten, die durch neoliberale Reformen konterkariert wurden. Nach der Amtsübernahme Präsident Lulas wurde statt des Neoliberalismus ein sozialer Entwicklungsstaat etabliert. Südafrika wurde hingegen durch ein formell rassistisches Ungleichheitsregime geprägt. Nach der Demokratisierung etablierte sich mit dem ANC die wichtigste Widerstandsbewegung als Regierungspartei. Er beseitigte zwar staatlichen Rassismus, konnte die hohen Ungleichheitsraten aber kaum reduzieren. Im Fazit verweist Leubolt auf Erfolge und Widersprüche gleichheitsorientierter Politik.
Category: Political Science

Refined Tastes

Author : Wendy A. Woloson
ISBN : 0801868769
Genre : Cooking
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"Examing the multivocal sources of advertising and prescriptive literature, the author pieces together the complex messages to nineteenth-century women in particular about the acceptable consumption of sweets." -- New York History
Category: Cooking

Empirical Futures Large Print 16pt

Author : Stephan Palmié
ISBN : 9781458755575
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Voodoo In Haiti

Author : Alfred Métraux
ISBN : 3926112395
Genre : Folklore
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Jenseits Des Eurozentrismus

Author : Sebastian Conrad
ISBN : 3593370360
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Slaves To Sweetness

Author : Carl Plasa
ISBN : 9781846317491
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary and sociological studies have long been fascinated by the seemingly innocuous substance of sugar, not least because of its direct link with the histories of slavery in the New World. Unlike previous texts, Slaves to Sweetness examines not only traditional, classic studies of the history of sugar, but also explores the previously ignored work produced by expatriate Caribbean authors from the 1980s onward. As a result, this volume provides the most comprehensive account to date of the historical transformations undergone by our representations of sugar, making it a rich resource for scholars in numerous fields.
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Author : Christiane Berth
ISBN : 9783847003892
Genre : History
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Category: History