Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History by Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

By Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vino—no topic 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 e-book takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural historical past of alcohol and its connection to greater procedures in Latin the United States. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and members imbibing as an creation to their research. In so doing, they display how alcohol construction, intake, and legislation were intertwined with the background of Latin the United States because the pre-Columbian era.

Alcohol in Latin America is the 1st interdisciplinary learn to envision the old function of alcohol throughout Latin the USA and over a wide time span. Six locations—the Andean sector, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are noticeable in the course of the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, artwork heritage, ethnohistory, heritage, and literature. equipped chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it good points 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the US, each one concentrating on quite a few features of a dozen other forms of beverages.

An in-depth examine how alcohol use in Latin the USA can function a lens during which race, category, gender, and state-building, between different subject matters, will be larger understood, Alcohol in Latin America exhibits the old effect of alcohol creation and intake within the zone and the way it really is in detail hooked up to the bigger forces of history.

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