By Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

ISBN-10: 0816530769

ISBN-13: 9780816530762

ISBN-10: 0816536570

ISBN-13: 9780816536573

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 the reason why. This publication takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural historical past of alcohol and its connection to bigger techniques in Latin the USA. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and members imbibing as an creation to their examine. In so doing, they demonstrate how alcohol creation, intake, and rules were intertwined with the historical past of Latin the United States because the pre-Columbian era.

Alcohol in Latin America is the 1st interdisciplinary research to check the ancient function of alcohol throughout Latin the USA and over a large time span. Six locations—the Andean zone, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are obvious in the course of the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, paintings background, ethnohistory, historical past, and literature. geared up chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it positive aspects 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the United States, every one targeting 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 wherein race, classification, gender, and state-building, between different themes, will be greater understood, Alcohol in Latin America indicates the old impact of alcohol creation 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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