Download e-book for kindle: Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History by Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

By Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

ISBN-10: 0816530769

ISBN-13: 9780816530762

ISBN-10: 0816536570

ISBN-13: 9780816536573

Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vino—no subject even if it’s distilled or fermented, alcohol both brings humans jointly or pulls them aside. Alcohol in Latin America is a sweeping exam of the deep explanation why. This booklet takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural historical past of alcohol and its connection to greater procedures in Latin the US. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and participants imbibing as an advent to their research. In so doing, they demonstrate how alcohol construction, intake, and rules were intertwined with the heritage of Latin the US because the pre-Columbian era.

Alcohol in Latin America is the 1st interdisciplinary research to check the historical function of alcohol throughout Latin the US and over a vast time span. Six locations—the Andean sector, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are obvious during the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, artwork heritage, ethnohistory, heritage, and literature. geared up chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it gains 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the United States, every one concentrating on a variety of features of a dozen other kinds of beverages.

An in-depth examine how alcohol use in Latin the US can function a lens in which race, type, gender, and state-building, between different issues, might be greater understood, Alcohol in Latin America indicates the historical impression of alcohol construction and intake within the quarter and the way it really is in detail hooked up to the bigger forces of history.

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