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Staying Sober in Mexico City

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Staying sober is a daily struggle for many men living in Mexico City, one of the world's largest, grittiest urban centers. In this engaging study, Stanley Brandes focuses on a common therapeutic response to alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), which boasts an enormous following throughout Mexico and much of Latin America.

Over several years, Brandes observed and partici
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Paperback, 259 pages
Published March 12th 2002 by University of Texas Press
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John
Feb 06, 2013 John rated it liked it
MEXICAN HANDS OFF...

This is a book that I came across some years ago, and subsequently purchased. It is a fasciniating insight, not only of the dynamics of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but also of life in one of the biggest cities in the world. It is also a study of the male pshyce, in a poverty stricken existence.
The power of AA in Mexico is a force to be reckoned with, and its impact in socially engineering the macho culture is intriguing. That said, that impact on changing that culture, w
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