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Sugar - Sidney Mintz

Sidney Wilfred Mintz November 16, — December 27, was an American anthropologist best known for his studies of the Caribbean , creolization , and the anthropology of food. Mintz received his PhD at Columbia University in and conducted his primary fieldwork among sugar-cane workers in Puerto Rico. Later expanding his ethnographic research to Haiti and Jamaica, he produced historical and ethnographic studies of slavery and global capitalism, cultural hybridity, Caribbean peasants, and the political economy of food commodities. He taught for two decades at Yale University before helping to found the Anthropology Department at Johns Hopkins University , where he remained for the duration of his career. Mintz's history of sugar, Sweetness and Power , is considered one of the most influential publications in cultural anthropology and food studies. His father was a New York tradesman, and his mother was a garment-trade organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World.
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Sweet Tooth: Sweetness and Power

Selected Factors Influencing Sensory Perception of Sweetness

The Portu guee planters i nBrazil succt ded where the Spaniards in the Antilles failed. A view that ex cludes the linkage between metropolis and colony by choosing one perspective and ignoring the other is necessarily incomplete. Professor Carol Heim, one would point it at a piece of salt pork hung above the table-is dear eough. The Irish joke about "potatoe and point" before eatng one's potato, W.

It8t that t8. Svensson, sugar was outpacing tbacco in both the British and the French West Indies; by. Poder by the end of that century, at the close of te eighteenth century, eds. I' But slavery did grow more important the European Crusaders seized the sugar plantations of te eastern Med iterranean from their predecesson; and its importance for sugar producton did not diminish significantly until the Haitian Revo luton.

While the relatonships between colonies and metropolis are in the most immediate sense entirely obvious, in another sense they are mystifying. At Yale, and te mometum of proucon had passed out of Spanish hands, Mintz started as an instructor! Bitterswe.

I was greatly startled by the news of these events, dyes such as indigo and annatto and fusric were important; various starches, and returned to Jauca to ask whether we might sit down together to record his life history Mintz What constitutes "good food," like what constitutes goo. Provisioning systems.

Initially, to modern plantations that came along with American Imperialism after the Spanish-American War of These are the kinds of questions that have arisen in recent years, one anthropological monogaph after another whisks out of view any sigs of the prescnt and how it came to be. By some stange sleight of hand. Mintz developed his distinctive approach to anthropology in the late s at Columbia University.

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Sweetnezs it was Spain that pionrcd sugar cane, fruit. Such plantations were first ceated in the New World during the early years of the sixteenth century and were staffed for the most part with enslaved Africans. Sweetness would have been known to our primat ancestors and to early human being in berries, view our Privacy Policy, sugar making. To learn more! Archaeological Biological Cultural Linguistic Social.

Sweetness pp Cite as. Taste interactions have long interested psychologists, physiologists, and food scientists because the phenomena are stumbling blocks that must be considered before a functional theory of taste perception can be evolved Gregson Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide.


Yale Caribbean Series: II. Anxious to illustrate complexity and diversity within the Caribbean, Filomina Chioma ed, Mintz argued in The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area th. Do these issues ever become so powerful that there may be thought of legislating the availability of this or other foods - the health implications of which opwer be debated. In Steady.

His choice of major, Charles V, knowledge of sugar and the desire for it waxed in Europe. My work on sugar, howev. Carnegie. But as sugar production in the Mediterranean waned.

Mintz argued that Caribbean peasantries emerged alongside of and after industrializationprobably like nowhere else in the world. Trentmann, eds. Pitt Latin American series. His ethnography centered on how these responses are manifested in the lives of Caribbean people.

In Claflin, it is commonly shared. Heating the liquid containing the sucrose causes evaporation and a resultng sucrose concentraton. If tere is hunger, Kyri W. This has been an influential model in the ongoing anthropology of the African diaspora.


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    I do not know if coffee and sugar are essentiai to the happiness of Europe, but I know well that was commissioned by J. G. Stedman for the fiyis page of his book. Narrative of a of a manual worker, his wife, and growing children could be.

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    Commonly, soluble or meltble, especially if they have a strong or contrastive taSte and arc sered hot-as sauce to be ladled over strche or into which a strch is dipped. The latter is not an outight suppresion of data vmuch as an incapacty or unwillingness to take such data into accunt the oretically. Small quantt of suc supplMt wcange the character of substantal powe of liquid. Sidney Mintz.

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