Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow

ISBN-10: 0292721048

ISBN-13: 9780292721043

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Christine Eber
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Description: "In this well-written ethnography, Christine Eber weaves together the critical issues of gender relations, religious change, domestic violence, and drinking in highland Chiapas.... This is a fine ethnography that is a must-read for all interested in gender relations in contemporary Latin America. It is also one of the best current discussions on the little-studied phenomenon of religious change in Mexico.... Eber also provides a wonderful model of how to write a readable ethnography that treats its subjects with dignity and respect and honestly integrates the trials and tribulations of the ethnographer in the process." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute " Women and Alcohol is a book worth reading.... The book's informal tone and interesting topic make it appealing to a wide audience, including casual readers and undergraduate classes. Furthermore, Eber's cross-cultural insight into alcohol dependency is relevant not only for anthropologists but also for health care professionals and others who deal with substance abuse." Latin American Indian Literatures Journal This pioneering ethnography looks at women and drinking in the Highland Chiapas, Mexico, community of San Pedro Chenalhoacute; to address the issues of women's identities, roles, relationships, and sources of power. In a new epilogue, Christine Eber describes how events of the last decade, including the Zapatista uprising, have strengthened women's resolve to gain greater control over their lives by controlling the effects of alcohol in the community.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

List of Major Characters
Acknowledgments
On Translations and Aids to Reading This Book
Preface
Frameworks and Methods
The Time of Suffering: Pedranos, Ladinos, and Rum
I Have Come: Crazy February
Making One's Soul Arrive: Child Rearing and Household Relations
"Before God's flowery face": The Feast of St. Peter
"Now I am going like a branch and its leaves": Drinkers and Their Families
Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow: A Processual Framework on Drinking
"Beneath God's flowery hands and feet": Shamans' Cures for Problem Drinking
"It's time to change": Mestizoization and Drinking
"For ye are bought with a price": Traditions, Religions, and Drinking
"Today we say: Enough!": New Voices, New Collective Action
Conclusion
List of the Martyrs at Acteal
Epilogue
Appendices
Traditional Pedrano Gods
Non-Traditional Healing in Chenalho
Brief History of Presbyterianism in Chenalho
Revelation 21:3-8
Notes
Glossary
References
Index
Index of Major Characters
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