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

Overview
Works: 205 works in 646 publications in 13 languages and 15,475 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Political fiction  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 )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,362 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
Caribbean transformations by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 1,091 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
Worker in the cane; a Puerto Rican life history by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 969 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 held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribbean contours( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 797 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
Tasting food, tasting freedom : excursions into eating, culture, and the past by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 738 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
The birth of African-American culture : an anthropological perspective by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 704 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
Three ancient colonies : Caribbean themes and variations by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 520 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 )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 458 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 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in Caribbean anthropology by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plantation by Edgar T Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First full publication of Edgar Thompson's 1932 dissertation on the economics of the plantation
The world of soy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working papers in Haitian society and culture( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 169 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 112 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From plantations to peasantries in the Caribbean by Sidney W Mintz( Book )

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

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

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of native life in the valley of Mirebalais
 
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Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history
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Mintz, Sydney W. 1922-2015

Sidney Mintz American anthropologist

Sidney Mintz Amerikaans antropoloog

Sidney Mintz US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Сидни Минц

Сідні Мінц американський антрополог

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Caribbean transformationsWorker in the cane; a Puerto Rican life historySlavery, colonialism, and racism : essaysCaribbean contoursTasting food, tasting freedom : excursions into eating, culture, and the pastThe birth of African-American culture : an anthropological perspectiveThree ancient colonies : Caribbean themes and variationsHistory, evolution, and the concept of culture : selected papers by Alexander Lesser