Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

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$26.34
Publisher
University Press of Florida
Publish Date
Pages
226
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.52 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780813064222

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Reviews

"An outstanding addition to our knowledge of Guatemala and the history of commodities."--American Historical Review "Clearly shows how studying alcohol can shed new light on broader questions in Guatemalan and Latin American history, particularly regarding nation-building processes, and how these are shaped by issues of race, class, and gender."--Hispanic American Historical Review "Perhaps its most arresting and thought-provoking finding is to remind us that, for better or worse, alcohol was one of the very few products or activities in Guatemala that continually forced the crossing of ethnic, gender, and regional boundaries."--Journal of Latin American Studies "Engaging. . . . Articulate[s] the intimate historical, social, cultural, and political interrelationships between alcohol and Guatemala's people and the way that Guatemalans used alcohol to facilitate ongoing gender, racial, and ethnic negotiations."--Ethnohistory "Provides a wealth of historical data around unexpected gendered contestations against the state, debates over privatizations of public goods, and resilient cultural and class-based arguments repeatedly levied in order to challenge the morality of elites."--Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology