Book

Interpretations of drinking performances in Aguacatenango

University of Chicago LibraryChicago, Ill. • Published In 1964 • Pages: 4, 187 leaves

By: Metzger, Duane.

Abstract
Metzger distinguishes between ceremonial and individual drinking among the Indians of Aguacatenango. The former occurs at every public and household ceremonial. During ceremonial drinking, at which only adult males participate, the status of each individual is given consideration. Though every adult male of the community is supposed to participate at ceremonial drinking parties, successful attempts to gain acceptable dispensation from drinking are not infrequent. Aggressive behavior of drunken persons is not condemned. Metzger presents numerous native verbal texts for the interpretation of drinking behavior. The study also discusses kin terminology in detail.
Subjects
Alcoholic beverages
culture
Tzeltal
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Maya Area
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; John Beierle
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
village of Aguacatenango (southern Tzeltal area), Chiapas, Mexico
Notes
[by] Duane Metzger
Bibliography: p. 185-187
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Chicago, 1964
LCSH
Tzeltal Indians