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By Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui

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 ebook takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural heritage of alcohol and its connection to greater strategies in Latin the US. utilizing a portray depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors discover the disparate teams and participants imbibing as an creation to their examine. In so doing, they show how alcohol construction, intake, and law 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 ascertain the old position of alcohol throughout Latin the US and over a extensive time span. Six locations—the Andean quarter, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are obvious throughout the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, paintings historical past, ethnohistory, background, and literature. prepared chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it gains 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the United States, each one targeting quite a few facets 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 themes, could be larger understood, Alcohol in Latin America exhibits the ancient impression of alcohol construction and intake within the area and the way it truly is in detail hooked up to the bigger forces of history.

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