By: PIERCE, GRETCHEN & UREA TOXQUI (EDITORS).
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: .:
Edition: Latin American Studies Series.
Seller ID: 91742X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vinono matter whether it's distilled or fermented, alcohol either brings people together or pulls them apart. Alcohol in Latin America is a sweeping examination of the deep reasons why. This book takes an in-depth look at the social and cultural history of alcohol and its connection to larger processes in Latin America. Using a painting depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors explore the disparate groups and individuals imbibing as an introduction to their study. In so doing, they reveal how alcohol production, consumption, and regulation have been intertwined... View More...