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Title Drinking : anthropological approaches / edited by Igor and Valerie de Garine
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series The anthropology of food and nutrition ; v. 4
Anthropology of food and nutrition ; v. 4
Contents For a pluridisciplinary approach to drinking -- Thirst and drinking as a biocultural process -- Water and drinking in an ecological context among Australian Aboriginal people practising traditional subsistence methods -- Nor any drop to drink : everyday drinking habits in pacific and New Zealand societies -- Drinking in Northern Cameroon among the Masa and Muzey -- Milk consumption in African pastoral peoples -- The drinking ritual among the Maasai -- Changing perceptions on milk as a drink in Western Europe : the case of the Netherlands -- Milk in the mountains -- Wine and health : the protective role of moderate consumption -- Drinking : an almost silent language -- Gender and drink in Aragon, Spain
Tapeo : an identity model of public drink and food consumption in Spain -- Cantinas and drinkers in Mexico -- Tamadoba : drinking social cohesion at the Georgian table -- An ethnographic account of the many roles of millet beer in the culture of the Duupa agriculturalists, (Poli mountains) Northern Cameroon -- Socio-economic and cultural implications of alcoholic beverages among the Abagusii of Western Kenya -- Alcohol, slavery, and African cultural continuity in the British Caribbean -- Drinking in La RĂ©union : between living, dying and forgetting -- When is an alcohol-containing substance something else? Southeast Asian definitions
Summary Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating with humans and the hereafter, attempting to reach a differential emotional state or seeking good health and longevity through the ingestion of appropriate beverages. It includes papers from both biological and social scientists and covers a fair range of societies from rural and urban environments, and in continents and countries ranging from Europe, Africa, and Latin America to Malaysia and the Pacific
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drinking behavior.
Drinking Behavior.
Ceremonial Behavior.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Genre/Form Congress.
Form Electronic book
Author Garine, I. de, editor
Garine, Valerie de, editor
ISBN 1785331655 (electronic bk.)
9781785331657 (electronic bk.)
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(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)