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Slumming and intoxication in Prohibition-era New York City (article)

Chloe Ray Edmonson, “The Aristocrat of Harlem: Slumming Immersion and Intoxication in Prohibition-Era New York City,”Performance Research Journal(2018).

Abstract:

The resurgence of faux speakeasy bars (such as The Raines Law Room in Chelsea) and speakeasy-era entertainments (such as Cynthia von Buhler’s immersive theatre piece, Speakeasy Dollhouse) in New York City reproduces a certain ambience of an imagined historical era.

Race and alcohol in Mexico and the United States: tequila, pulque, beer (article)

Marie Sarita Gaylan, “Drinking Difference: Race, Consumption, and Alcohol Prohibition in Mexico and the United States.” Ethnicities, v.14 (June 2014), n.3, pp. 436-67.

Abstract

This article examines how racialized meanings were attributed to alcoholic products (tequila, pulque, and beer) in the United States and in Mexico in the early part of the 20th century. Researchers in both countries provide a wealth of information about the politics, establishment, and enforcement of alcohol prohibition. Yet, few projects consider the effects of these measures from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newspaper articles and primary and secondary sources from the United States and Mexico, this work illustrates how, amid changing ideas regarding alcohol regulation, various actors projected racial and class meanings onto commodities and their consumption.