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 no matter 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 heritage of alcohol and its connection to greater methods in Latin the US. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and contributors imbibing as an advent to their research. In so doing, they show how alcohol construction, intake, and legislation 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 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 visible throughout the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, artwork background, ethnohistory, historical past, and literature. geared up chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it beneficial properties 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the US, each one concentrating on a number of elements of a dozen other kinds of beverages.

An in-depth examine how alcohol use in Latin the United States can function a lens by which race, type, gender, and state-building, between different themes, will be greater understood, Alcohol in Latin America exhibits the historical impression of alcohol creation and intake within the sector and the way it truly is in detail attached to the bigger forces of history.

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