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Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes
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Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Justin Jennings and Brenda J. Bowser

Abstract

For more than two thousand years, drinking has played a critical role in Andean societies. This collection looks at the history, ethnography, and archaeology of one of the most important traditional indigenous commodities in Andean South America — fermented plant beverages collectively known as chicha. The authors, brought together from diverse theoretical, methodological, and regional perspectives, investigate how these forms of alcohol have played a huge role in maintaining gender roles, kinship bonds, ethnic identities, exchange relationships, and status hierarchies. They also consider how ... More

Keywords: Andean societies, indigenous commodities, chicha, alcohol, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033068
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033068.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Jennings, editor
University of Toronto / California State University, Fullerton

Brenda J. Bowser, editor

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Front Matter

1 Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Justin Jennings, and Brenda J. Bowser

3 Working through Daughters

Diane C. Perlov

4 Places to Partake

Melissa Goodman-Elgar

6 You Are What You Drink

David J. Goldstein, Robin C. Coleman Goldstein, and Patrick R. Williams

8 Pots, Brewers, and Hosts

Justin Jennings, and Melissa Chatfield

9 Chicha Histories

Frances Hayashida

10 Have a Drink

Mary Weismantel

End Matter