New PDF release: Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History

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 the explanation why. This booklet takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural historical past of alcohol and its connection to greater methods in Latin the USA. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and participants imbibing as an advent to their learn. In so doing, they show how alcohol construction, intake, and legislation were intertwined with the background of Latin the US because the pre-Columbian era.

Alcohol in Latin America is the 1st interdisciplinary research to ascertain the historical position of alcohol throughout Latin the United States and over a extensive time span. Six locations—the Andean sector, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are visible during the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, paintings historical past, ethnohistory, historical past, and literature. equipped chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it beneficial properties 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the United States, each one concentrating on a variety of points of a dozen other forms of beverages.

An in-depth examine how alcohol use in Latin the USA can function a lens in which race, type, gender, and state-building, between different issues, might be higher understood, Alcohol in Latin America exhibits the historical effect of alcohol creation and intake within the quarter and the way it truly is in detail hooked up to the bigger forces of history.

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