Sidney Mintz on Youtube

Best known for his work on Caribbean societies, Sidney Mintz uses the historical materialist approach to elucidate the dynamics of cultures in many of his writings. A case in point is his book, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History, which links the slave-driven Caribbean sugar industry to the flow of global social and historical forces. For Mintz, the expansion of the world capitalist system does not automatically homogenize local cultures. He sees the dialectics between global forces and local responses as important, such as the impact of Western consumption patterns on local tastes, commodity production, environment, and the like.

Listen to one of the greatest anthropologist in our era as he reflects on his work, life, and the world.

PART ONE

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PART TWO
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