Guide Intoxicated Identities: Alcohols Power in Mexican History and Culture

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The main thrust of Mitchell's argument is that "alcohol's power in Mexican culture.

Intoxicated Identities: Alcohol's Power in Mexican History and Culture

In explicating those modes of confabulation he lays bare the logic of binges and of some institutions that have rarely been analyzed. Pop songs, poetry, novels, and films are grist for the mill, as are popular stereotypes about national character. Too easily dismissed as manifestations of a mystical force called machismo, boisterousness, bravado, and joking in the face of death all appear to allow some sense of achieving respite from subservience, humiliation, and dependence, all too common pressures on those Latin American males who have neither wealth nor power.

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Maybe it is analogous to buying a ticket for the lottery. Those who are comfortably situated can be quick to dismiss such behavior as wasteful and illogical.

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But the same purchase can be viewed very differently by those who have few other opportunities to invest what little one has. With this alternative perspective, "Mexican selves constructed through alcohol have more to do with mental health than with mental illness" p. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Set against vast panoramas of time and space from Aztec to Zapotec, Mitchell's work shows that sobriety and drunkenness are not stark alternatives, but interwoven threads within the rich tapestry of Mexican identity.

Intoxicated Identities ignites the imagination with the brilliance and power of sustained lighting: Gilmore, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University "As in his writings on Spanish culture Mitchell has set Mexican 'binge drinking' into a broad historical and social context and revealed its ancient roots as well as later psychic and economic functions.

I highly recommend this book to people interested in Mexican history, anthropology, psychology, music and literature: Bock, author of Rethinking Psychological Anthropology. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. First Published in Read more Read less.

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Intoxicated Identities: Alcohol's Power in Mexican History and Culture by Tim Mitchell

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