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Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras

Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras
Author: Adrienne Pine
ISBN 13: 9780520255449
ISBN 10: 520255445
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2008-05-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $29.95

"A theoretically cutting edge ethnography of neoliberalism as suffered by most poor people across the globe. Pine creatively links macro-structural forces in Honduras to the everyday life of factory workers, shanty town dwellers, gang kids, alcoholics and crack smokers within the context of globalized consumerism and the history of U.S. domination of Central America."—Philippe Bourgois, author of
In Search of Respect

"Gutsy fieldwork. A compassionate analysis of the links between work, violence, corporate capitalism, American empire, and self-worth. It will make your blood boil."—Laura Nader, University of California, Berkeley

"Using largely the voices of others, Pine's rigorous but sensitive anthropological approach interweaves gangs, work, religion, drink, politics, and even globalization to show clearly how violence pervades the everyday life of many Hondurans. It is a realistic tour de force!"—Dwight B. Heath, Brown University