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

What Is Cultural History

Author : Peter Burke
ISBN : 9780745644097
Genre : History
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idea of culture plays an increasingly important part. The new edition also surveys the very latest developments in the field and considers the directions that cultural history may be taking in the twenty-first century." --Book Jacket.
Category: History

Die Seelen Der Schwarzen

Author : William E. B. Du Bois
ISBN : 3936086079
Genre : African Americans
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The Global Eighteenth Century

Author : Felicity Nussbaum
ISBN : 0801868653
Genre : History
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Historians have generally come to accept the idea of a "long eighteenth century," one that extended from circa 1660 to 1830. In The Global Eighteenth Century, editor Felicity Nussbaum and the contributing authors take this idea one step further, positing an eighteenth century that is "wide" as well as long, reaching beyond Europe into the African diaspora, the Americas, the Levant, China, India, and Oceania. Showcasing the work of twenty-one leading scholars in literature, world history, art history, geography, and environmental studies, this collection of essays explores both the literal and the metaphorical crossings of the globe, addressing the cultural significance of maps, paintings, travel writing, tourist manuals, cultural identities, island gardens, and other topics in order to lend insight to our perception of global culture during this time. In addition, the contributors examine the tension between the tendency toward homogenization at the global level and the specifics of local knowledge and culture, analyzing examples of sexual and racial intermingling, the European reception of indigenous knowledge, encounters with diverse religions, the exchange of goods and diseases, and the real and imagined mappings of the world. These essays, which the introduction considers within global and imperial studies, add a crucial historical element to the emerging concept of the global. Through careful analysis of texts, images and artifacts, they articulate the truly global nature of relations among the freshly juxtaposed regions, disciplines, and methodologies of this complex era. Contributors: Robert Batchelor, Laura Brown, Vincent Carretta, Jill Casid, Linda Colley, Greg Dening, Rod Edmond, Matthew H. Edney, Carole Fabricant, Peter Hulme, Betty Joseph, Kay Dian Kriz, Philip D. Morgan, Anna Neill, Neil Rennie, Joseph Roach, Nicholas Rogers, Benjamin Schmidt, Kate Teltscher, Beth Fowkes Tobin, and Glyndwr Williams
Category: History

Jenseits Des Eurozentrismus

Author : Sebastian Conrad
ISBN : 3593370360
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Category: Civilization, Modern