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Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

George Baca, Aisha Khan, and Stephan Palmie

Abstract

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 histori ... More

Keywords: Sidney W. Mintz, Sweetness and Power, globalization studies, Latin America, North America, Caribbean, Papua New Guinea, Mintzean perspective

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833452
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895344_baca

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Baca, editor

Aisha Khan, editor

Stephan Palmie, editor

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Introduction

STEPHAN PALMIÉ, AISHA KHAN, and GEORGE BACA /

Space, Time, and History

FREDERICK COOPER

Beyond Sugar Revolutions

JUAN GIUSTI-CORDERO /

Microhistory Set in Motion

REBECCA J. SCOTT/

Abstinence and Power

JANE SCHNEIDER

Jealous Women in the Cane

DEBORAH GEWERTZ AND FREDERICK ERRINGTON

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