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

 
 
 
 
Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town : Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow Revised Edition
Author: Christine Eber
ISBN 13: 9780292721043
ISBN 10: 292721048
Edition: Revised
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2000-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
List Price: $32.95
 
 

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.

Latin American Indian Literatures Journal

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.