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Title Drinking cultures : alcohol and identity / edited by Thomas M. Wilson
Published Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  394.12 Wil/Dca  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 281 pages
Contents Drinking cultures : sites and practices in the production and expression of identity / Thomas M. Wilson -- Drinking country : flows of exchange in a Japanese valley / Brian Moeran -- Cold beer, warm hearts : community, belonging, and desire in Irish pubs in Berlin / Cliona O'Carroll -- Pivo at the heart of Europe : beer drinking and Czech identities / Timothy M. Hall -- Drunk and (dis)orderly : Norwegian drinking parties in the home / Pauline Garvey -- Cognac, beer, red wine, or soft drinks? : Hong Kong identity and wedding banquets / Josephine Smart -- Consuming wine in France : the "wandering" drinker and the vin-anomie / Marion Demossier -- Romantic moods : food, beer, music, and the Yucatecan soul / Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz and Gabriela Vargas-Cetina -- Cheers and booze : football and festa drinking in Malta / Jon P. Mitchell and Gary Armstrong -- Drinking rituals, identity, and politics in a Basque town / Sharryn Kasmir -- Alcohol and masculinity : the case of ethnic youth gangs / Geoffrey P. Hunt, Kathleen MacKenzie, and Karen Joe-Laidler -- Drinking politics : alcohol, drugs, and the problem of US civil society / Anthony Marcus
Summary "This book looks at alcohol consumption across cultures and what drinking means to the people who consume or, equally tellingly, refuse to consume, From Ireland to Hong Kong, Mexico to Germany, alcohol plays a key role in a wide range of functions religious, familial, social and even political. Drinking Cultures situates its consumption within the context of these wider cultural practices and reveals how class, ethnicity and nationalism are all expressed through this very popular commodity. Drawing on original fieldwork, contributors look at the interplay of culture and power in bars and pubs, the significance of advertising symbols, the role of drink in day-to-day rituals and much more. The result is the first sustained, cross-cultural study of the profound impact alcohol has on national identity throughout the world today."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects.
Drinking customs.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Author Wilson, Thomas M., 1951-
LC no. 2005003348
ISBN 1859738680