Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes - Florida Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Justin Jennings and Brenda J. Bowser


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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

Brenda J. Bowser, editor

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.



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