Goods, Power, History: Latin America's Material Culture (New Approaches to the Americas)

ISBN: 9780521777025
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2001-04-30
Number of pages: 268
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This book is an original exploration into the history of material culture and consumption in Latin America over the past 500 years with special attention to the categories of food, clothing, shelter, and the arrangement of public and private space. The practice of consumption is related to supply and demand but also to the importance of ritual and the scramble for identity within the ethnic and class arrangements imposed by colonial and postcolonial societies.

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