Goods, Power, History: Latin America's Material Culture

Goods Power History Latin America s Material Culture This book is an original exploration into the history of material culture and consumption in Latin America over the past years with special attention to the categories of food clothing shelter

  • Title: Goods, Power, History: Latin America's Material Culture
  • Author: Arnold J. Bauer
  • ISBN: 9780521777025
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 identityThis 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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    1. Bauer attempts to answer the question of why we buy the things we do in this work that focuses on the history of material culture in Latin America. According to Bauer, material culture is built on the wants and needs for food, clothing, shelter and a variety of goods, the consumption of which is determined by four main factors, or themes: supply and demand, consumption and identity, ritual, and rule. Bauer synthesizes a number of secondary sources to examine the development of this culture in si [...]

    2. While the class discussion exposed some weaknesses in this work (especially in regards to his fairly obvious bias, and his underlying idea of white man's burden. Some mentioned that they saw him as positioning himself as a potential savior of the real Latin American way of life; this is not something I saw), I found this to be a perfectly satisfying book. Based around a theme of why people consume the goods they do, Bauer explores how culture has tried to shape the consumption of the Latin Ameri [...]

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