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

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

By: Adrienne Pine (author)Paperback

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"Honduras is violent." Adrienne Pine situates this oft-repeated claim at the center of her vivid and nuanced chronicle of Honduran subjectivity. Through an examination of three major subject areas - violence, alcohol, and the export-processing (maquiladora) industry - Pine explores the daily relationships and routines of urban Hondurans. She views their lives in the context of the vast economic footprint on and ideological domination of the region by the United States, powerfully elucidating the extent of Honduras' dependence. She provides a historically situated ethnographic analysis of this fraught relationship and the effect it has had on Hondurans' understanding of who they are. The result is a rich and visceral portrait of a culture buffeted by the forces of globalization and inequality.

About Author

Adrienne Pine is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University in Washington, DC

Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Violence 2. Alcohol 3. Maquiladoras Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780520255449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780520255449
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0520255445

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