Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1986-08-05
ISBN 10: 1101666641
ISBN 13: 9781101666647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness and Power Book Review:

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

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 0140092331
ISBN 13: 9780140092332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness and Power Book Review:

Traces the history of sugar production and consumption, examines its relationship with slavery, class ambitions, and industrialization, and describes sugar's impact on modern diet and eating habits

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:79434546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World of Soy

The World of Soy
Author: Christine M. Du Bois,Chee Beng Tan,Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Publsiher: NUS Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9789971694135
ISBN 13: 9971694131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sugar and Civilization

Sugar and Civilization
Author: April Merleaux
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN 10: 1469622521
ISBN 13: 9781469622521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar and Civilization Book Review:

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish-American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines, had the potential for vastly expanding sugar production. As victory parties and commemorations prominently featured candy and other sweets, Americans saw sugar as the reward for their global ambitions. April Merleaux demonstrates that trade policies and consumer cultures are as crucial to understanding U.S. empire as military or diplomatic interventions. As the nation's sweet tooth grew, people debated tariffs, immigration, and empire, all of which hastened the nation's rise as an international power. These dynamics played out in the bureaucracies of Washington, D.C., in the pages of local newspapers, and at local candy counters. Merleaux argues that ideas about race and civilization shaped sugar markets since government policies and business practices hinged on the racial characteristics of the people who worked the land and consumed its products. Connecting the history of sugar to its producers, consumers, and policy makers, Merleaux shows that the modern American sugar habit took shape in the shadow of a growing empire.

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780807046296
ISBN 13: 0807046299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom Book Review:

Should it matter to us?"--BOOK JACKET.

Sweetness in the Belly

Sweetness in the Belly
Author: Camilla Gibb
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-05-29
ISBN 10: 0307373347
ISBN 13: 9780307373342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness in the Belly Book Review:

Lilly, the main character of Camilla Gibb’s stunning new novel, has anything but a stable childhood. The daughter of English/Irish hippies, she was “born in Yugoslavia, breast-fed in the Ukraine, weaned in Corsica, freed from nappies in Sicily and walking by the time [they] got to the Algarve…” The family’s nomadic adventure ends in Tangier when Lilly’s parents are killed in a drug deal gone awry. Orphaned at eight, Lilly is left in the care of a Sufi sheikh, who shows her the way of Islam through the Qur’an. When political turmoil erupts, Lilly, now sixteen, is sent to the ancient walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, where she stays in a dirt-floored compound with an impoverished widow named Nouria and her four children. In Harar, Lilly earns her keep by helping with the household chores and teaching local children the Qur’an. Ignoring the cries of “farenji” (foreigner), she slowly begins to put down roots, learning the language and immersing herself in a culture rich in customs and rituals and lush with glittering bright headscarves, the chorus of muezzins and the scent of incense and coffee. She is drawn to an idealistic half-Sudanese doctor named Aziz, and the two begin to meet every Saturday at a social gathering. As they stay behind to talk, Lilly finds her faith tested for the first time in her life: “The desire to remain in his company overwhelmed common sense; I would pick up my good Muslim self on the way home.” Just as their love begins to blossom, they are wrenched apart when the aging emperor Haile Selassie is deposed by the brutal Dergue regime. Lilly seeks exile in London, while Aziz stays to pursue his revolutionary passions. In London, Lilly’s life as a white Muslim is no less complicated. A hospital staff nurse, she befriends a refugee from Ethiopia named Amina, whose daughter she helped to deliver in a back alley. The two women set up a community association to re-unite refugees with lost family members. Their work, however, isn’t entirely altruistic. Both women are looking for someone: Amina, her husband, Yusuf, and Lilly, Aziz, who remains firmly, painfully, implanted in her heart. The first-person narrative alternates seamlessly between England (1981-91) and Ethiopia (1970-74), weaving a rich tapestry of one woman’s quest to maintain faith and love through revolution, upheaval and the alienation of life in exile. Sweetness in the Belly was universally praised for the tremendous empathy that Gibb brings to an ambitious story. Kirkus Reviews writes that the novel "reflect(s) the pain, cultural relocation and uncertainty of tribal, political and religious refugees the world over. Gibb's territory is urgently modern and controversial but she enters it softly, with grace, integrity and a lovely compassionate story. [It is a] poem to belief and to the displaced–humane, resonant, original, impressive." According to the Literary Review of Canada, Sweetness in the Belly is “…a novel that is culturally sensitive, consummately researched and deeply compassionate…richly imagined, full of sensuous detail and arresting imagery…Gibb has smuggled Western readers into the centre of lives they might never otherwise come into contact with, let alone understand.”

Three Ancient Colonies

Three Ancient Colonies
Author: Sidney Wilfred Mintz
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780674050129
ISBN 13: 0674050126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Ancient Colonies Book Review:

"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 atremendous 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Sugar

Sugar
Author: James Walvin
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN 10: 1472138112
ISBN 13: 9781472138118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar Book Review:

An 'entertaining, informative and utterly depressing global history of an important commodity . . . By alerting readers to the ways that modernity's very origins are entangled with a seemingly benign and delicious substance, Sugar raises fundamental questions about our world.' Sven Beckert, the Laird Bell professor of American history at Harvard University and the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History, in the New York Times 'A brilliant and thought-provoking history of sugar and its ironies' Bee Wilson, Wall Street Journal 'Shocking and revelatory . . . no other product has so changed the world, and no other book reveals the scale of its impact.' David Olusoga 'This study could not be more timely.' Laura Sandy, Lecturer in the History of Slavery, University of Liverpool How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the preserve of the rich. But with the rise of the European sugar colonies in the Americas in the seventeenth century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and hugely popular - an everyday necessity. As recently as the 1970s, very few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem; yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco, and the cause of a global obesity epidemic. While sugar cosumption remains higher than ever - in some countries as high as 50kg per head per year - some advertisements proudly proclaim that their product contains no sugar. Sugar, while still clearly much loved, has taken on a pariah status. Sugar grown by enslaved workers - people who had been uprooted and shipped vast distances to undertake the gruelling, intensive labour on plantations - brought about revolutionary changes in the landscape of the sugar colonies while transforming the tastes of the Western world. Only now is the extensive ecological harm caused by sugar plantations being fully recognised, but it is the brutal human cost, from the first slave gangs in sixteenth-century Brazil, through to indentured Indian labourers in Fiji, the Japanese in Hawaii or the 'South Sea Islanders' shipped to Australia in the late nineteenth century, that has struck us most forcibly in the recent past. We can only fully understand our contemporary dietary concerns with regard to sugar by coming to terms with the relationship between society and sweetness over a long historical span dating back two centuries to a time when sugar was vital to the burgeoning European domestic and colonial economies. This is exactly what Walvin helps us to do.

The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created

The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created
Author: William J. Bernstein
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN 10: 0071760806
ISBN 13: 9780071760805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created Book Review:

“Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed.” John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group Bernstein is widely respected as author of the bestseller, The Intelligent Asset Allocator Identifies and explains the four conditions necessary for human progress

Special Issue: Sweetness and Power

Special Issue: Sweetness and Power
Author: Amy Bentley
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1074589775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sweetness and Light

Sweetness and Light
Author: Hattie Ellis
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-28
ISBN 10: 0307547868
ISBN 13: 9780307547866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness and Light Book Review:

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family? Or that after man, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the most studied creature on the planet? And that throughout history, honey has been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians (the first known beekeepers), the Greeks, and European monarchs, as well as Winnie the Pooh? In Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the present, from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City. Uncovering the secrets of the honeybee one by one, Ellis shows how this small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other living creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sweetness and Light

Sweetness and Light
Author: Liam Pieper
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1760144886
ISBN 13: 9781760144883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness and Light Book Review:

India, monsoon season. Connor, an Australian expat with a brutal past, spends his time running low-stakes scams on tourists in a sleepy beachside town. Sasha, an American in search of spiritual guidance, heads to an isolated ashram in the hope of mending a broken heart. When one of Connor’s grifts goes horribly wrong, it sets in motion a chain of events that brings the two lost souls together – and as they try to navigate a world of gangsters, gurus and secret agendas, they begin to realise that within the ashram’s utopian community, something is deeply, deeply wrong . . . Racing from the beaches of Goa to the streets of Delhi to the jungles of Tamil Nadu, Sweetness and Light is an intoxicating, unsettling story of the battle between light and dark, love and lust, morality and corruption. This is an explosive and unforgettable novel that confirms Liam Pieper's place as one of Australia's finest, sharpest writers.

Traveling with Sugar

Traveling with Sugar
Author: Amy Moran-Thomas
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 0520297547
ISBN 13: 9780520297548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traveling with Sugar Book Review:

Traveling with Sugar reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a five-hundred-year-old global history of sweetness and power. Amid eerie injuries, changing bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and Central America simply call the affliction “sugar”—or, as some say in Belize, “traveling with sugar.” A decade in the making, this book unfolds as a series of crónicas—a word meaning both slow-moving story and slow-moving disease. It profiles the careful work of those “still fighting it” as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Facing a new incarnation of blood sugar, these individuals speak back to science and policy misrecognitions that have prematurely cast their lost limbs and deaths as normal. Their families’ arts of maintenance and repair illuminate ongoing struggles to survive and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine.

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets
Author: Darra Goldstein,Sidney Mintz,Michael Krondl,Laura Mason
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199313393
ISBN 13: 9780199313396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets Book Review:

"Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, 'The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets' is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure"--

Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning
Author: Gido Amagakure
Publsiher: Kodansha Comics
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1682339912
ISBN 13: 9781682339916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness and Lightning Book Review:

BRAND NEW FLAVORS First grade is a time for new adventures for Tsumugi—from cutting her hair, to meeting a new relative for the first time, and even trying her hand at cooking all by herself! Tsumugi seems eager to try new things on her own, but Kôhei can't help but feel anxious, wondering if Tsumugi is growing up too fast. And when Tsumugi asks her father if he is ever going to get remarried, how will he respond? Does this mean Tsumugi is ready to move on from her mother—and if so, what about Kôhei?

Sugar in the Blood

Sugar in the Blood
Author: Andrea Stuart
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307474542
ISBN 13: 9780307474544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar in the Blood Book Review:

Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.

Global Outlaws

Global Outlaws
Author: Carolyn Nordstrom
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0520250958
ISBN 13: 9780520250956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Outlaws Book Review:

"A deeply insightful book that connects the dots of the hidden systems that have subverted democracy and caused the type of desperation and anger that result in a 9/11. A book that opens our awareness."--John Perkins, author of The New York Times bestseller Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man "Anyone interested in global economic crime should read this book."--Charmian Gooch, a founding director of Global Witness "Global Outlaws is a revealing book about a global trend whose importance is still far from being fully recognized."--Moises Naim, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy Magazine and author of Illicit: How Smugglers Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy "Carolyn Nordstrom's important new book takes us on a dark journey through war-torn landscapes riddled with corruption, violence, and gross inequalities. It is a compelling study--one guided by the norms of scholarly research but also written out of deeply felt experience. A book infused by anger, compassion, but also hope."--Andrew Mack, University of British Columbia "This is a fascinating, insightful, and important ethnographic study of the intersection of crime, finance, and power in the illegal, 'informal', or underground economy. I have read all of Carolyn Nordstrom's books, and this is the best one yet."--Jeff Sluka, Massey University "Carolyn Nordstrom's Global Outlaws is a rare and remarkable fusion of economic anthropology and travel writing. The prose is highly engaging without being sensationalistic. This is a timely and fascinating read for anyone looking for an on-the-ground account of the clandestine underside of globalization."--Peter Andreas, co-author of Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations "Carolyn Nordstrom is the best fieldworker in anthropology, bar none. Yet again she has pioneered new fieldsites and new forms of ethnography in this book, as well as presented a new framework for viewing economics and economic power. This is undoubtedly a highly important work that sets new frontiers for anthropology."--Monique Skidmore, Australian National University

Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam

Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam
Author: Tsugitaka Sato
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN 10: 9004281568
ISBN 13: 9789004281561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam Book Review:

In Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam, Tsugitaka Sato explores actual day-to-day life in medieval Muslim societies through sugar cultivation, production, and trade, and sugar’s use as a sweetener, a medicine, and a symbol of power.

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs
Author: Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0807830224
ISBN 13: 9780807830222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs Book Review:

Chicken--both the bird and the food--has played multiple roles in the lives of African American women from the slavery era to the present. It has provided food and a source of income for their families, shaped a distinctive culture, and helped women defin