Illustrate[s] the complex roles maize beer and other varieties of chicha have played in maintaining social stability and precipitating social change in the Andes. . . . Greatly adds to our knowledge by using new tools of analysis to place drinking patterns within their own cultural and historical contexts.’—Social History of Alcohol and Drugs
‘Rooted in archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data presented by scholars with first-hand knowledge of the implications, nuances, and limits of the evidence. . . . The articles neatly intersect to form a coherent and collective examination of the drink in past and present Andean societies.’—Reviews in Anthropology
‘A comprehensive assessment of the current state of research and the range of views on continuity vs. change in this long-standing Andean tradition.’—Journal of Anthropological Research
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