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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 the reason why. This ebook takes an in-depth examine the social and cultural heritage 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 contributors imbibing as an advent to their learn. In so doing, they display how alcohol creation, 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 learn to check the old position of alcohol throughout Latin the USA and over a extensive time span. Six locations—the Andean area, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are obvious during the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, paintings historical past, ethnohistory, heritage, and literature. geared up chronologically starting with the pre-colonial period, it good points 5 chapters on Mesoamerica and 5 on South the United States, every one targeting a variety of facets 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 subject matters, might be higher understood, Alcohol in Latin America indicates the old effect of alcohol construction 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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