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Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions Into Eating, Power, and the Past

by Sidney W. Mintz

PUBLISHED: 31st August 1997
ISBN: 9780807046296
ANNOTATION:
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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PUBLISHED: 31st August 1997
ISBN: 9780807046296
ANNOTATION:
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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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.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Review

'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

Review Quote

'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

Product Details

Author
Sidney W. Mintz
Short Title
TASTING FOOD TASTING FREEDOM
Language
English
ISBN-10
0807046299
ISBN-13
9780807046296
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1997
Publication Date
1997-08-31
Subtitle
Excursions into Eating, Culture and the Past
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Pages
170
Residence
Baltimore, MD, US
Publisher
Beacon Press
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Audience
General/Trade