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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
Paperback, 259 pages
Published March 12th 2002 by University of Texas Press
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Feb 06, 2013 John rated it liked it

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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