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Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred) 1922-2015

Overview
Works: 208 works in 656 publications in 13 languages and 15,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Fiction  Political fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., wpr
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Most widely held works by Sidney W Mintz
Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In thid book the author 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 its 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
The plantation by Edgar T Thompson( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First full publication of Edgar Thompson's 1932 dissertation on the economics of the plantation
The birth of African-American culture : an anthropological perspective by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compelling look at the wellsprings of cultural vitality during one of the most dehumanizing experiences in history provides a fresh perspective on the African-American past." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm031/91041020.html
Caribbean transformations by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Provided by publisher
Tasting food, tasting freedom : excursions into eating, culture, and the past by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Food is a central element of expression in all cultures. What and how we eat, and with whom, reveals much about our desires and relationships. In Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom, Sidney W. Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. Taking as examples everything from sugar's ascendance over honey as the most commonly used sweetener to the worldwide distribution of Coca-Cola, Mintz demonstrates how our consumption of a food can be shaped by a variety of external forces, including moral judgments and the demands of war." "Mintz goes on to argue that even under the most severe constraints, our choices can hold enormous significance for us. The title essay explores the way enslaved Africans' creative adaptation of their cuisine to New World conditions offered a symbolic hope of freedom. Other essays probe contemporary American eating habits: Why does the average weight of Americans keep increasing, even as dieting and healthy eating become more popular? Is there such a thing as an American cuisine? Should it matter to us?"--Jacket
Worker in the cane; a Puerto Rican life history by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Back cover
Slavery, colonialism, and racism : essays by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribbean contours( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Christopher Abel, in Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 18, part 2 (November 1986); p. 498-499; Montalban, no. 19 (1987); p. 348
Three ancient colonies : Caribbean themes and variations by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young anthropologist, Sidney Mintz undertook fieldwork in Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Fifty years later, the eminent scholar of the Caribbean returns to those experiences to meditate on the societies and on the island people who befriended him. These reflections illuminate continuities and differences between these cultures, but even more they exemplify the power of people to reveal their own history." "Mintz seeks to conjoin his knowledge of the history of Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico - a dynamic past born of a confluence of peoples of a sort that has happened only a few times in human history - with the ways that he heard people speak about themselves and their lives." "Mintz argues that in Jamaica and Haiti, creolization on represented a tremendous creative art by enslaved peoples that creolization was not a passive mixing of cultures, but an effort to create new hybrid institutions and cultural meanings to replace those that had been demolished by enslavement. Globalization is not the new phenomenon we take it to be." "This book is both a summation of Mintz's groundbreaking work in the region and a reminder of how anthropology allows people to explore the deep truths that history may leave unexamined."--Jacket
History, evolution, and the concept of culture : selected papers by Alexander Lesser by Alexander Lesser( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropological approach to the Afro-American past : a Caribbean perspective by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in Caribbean anthropology by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of soy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanquished : a novel by César Andreu Iglesias( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working papers in Haitian society and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esclave = facteur de production : l'economie politique de l'esclavage( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On marxian perspectives in anthropology : essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1981 by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplementary bibliography on marketing and marketplaces by Luis Mott( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a Haitian Valley by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of native life in the valley of Mirebalais
From plantations to peasantries in the Caribbean by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sidney Mintz American anthropologist

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Сидни Минц

Сідні Мінц американський антрополог

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The plantationThe birth of African-American culture : an anthropological perspectiveCaribbean transformationsTasting food, tasting freedom : excursions into eating, culture, and the pastWorker in the cane; a Puerto Rican life historySlavery, colonialism, and racism : essaysCaribbean contoursThree ancient colonies : Caribbean themes and variations