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A renowned anthropologist explores the history and meaning of eating in America.

Addressing issues ranging from the global phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of American slaves, Sidney Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. He demonstrates that our food choices have enormous and often surprising significance.

"A buffet of information."

— Gael McCarthy, The New York Times

"A collection of thoughtful. . . . essays. [Mintz's] writing is intellectually lively and stylistically colorful."

—Colman Andrews, Saveur

Synopsis:

A renowned anthropologist explores the history and meaning of eating in America.

Addressing issues ranging from the global phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of American slaves, Sidney Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. He demonstrates that our food choices have enormous and often surprising significance.

About the Author

Sidney W. Mintz, author of Worker in the Cane, Carribbean Transformations, and Sweetness and Power is professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807046296
Subtitle:
Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past
Author:
Mintz, Sidney W.
Author:
Mintz, Sidney W.
Author:
Mintz, Sidney Wilfred
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Diet
Subject:
Eating (philosophy)
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Food
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.3 x .5 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A renowned anthropologist explores the history and meaning of eating in America.

Addressing issues ranging from the global phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of American slaves, Sidney Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. He demonstrates that our food choices have enormous and often surprising significance.

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