Women And Alcohol In A Highland Maya Town / Edition 2

Women And Alcohol In A Highland Maya Town / Edition 2

by Christine Eber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292721048

ISBN-13: 9780292721043

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: University of Texas Press

This pioneering ethnography looks at women and drinking in the Highland Chiapas, Mexico, community of San Pedro Chenalhó 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

Overview

This pioneering ethnography looks at women and drinking in the Highland Chiapas, Mexico, community of San Pedro Chenalhó 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292721043
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

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

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