Alcolismo, marginalizzazione e cambio culturale: Una etnografia critica del consumo di alcol in una comunità huave (Messico)

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In the Huave village of S.D. (Oaxaca state, Mexico), alcoholism is perceived as a main source of social concerns, and is at the central stage of a number of daily discourses and practices. The complexity of this phenomenon, hereby analysed through its consequences on health, society, economy and the local culture, justifies its conceptualisation as a total social fact (Mauss). By conducting an ethnography of alcohol consumption, I identify three main patterns of alcohol consumption, each associated with distinctive times and spaces. In so doing, I outline the historical roots of alcoholism in the village and place it within the broader political and economical context.
Translated title of the contributionAlcohol, marginalisation and cultural change: A critical ethnography of alcohol consumption in a Huave community (Mexico)
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del XXXIV Convegno Internazionale di Americanistica
Place of publicationPerugia, Italy
Publication year2012
ChapterQuestioni di antropologia medica nel continente americano
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Alcohol consumption, alcohol, Alcoholism, Huave, Oaxaca, MEXICO, indigeneous people

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