Drinking in the Culture

"Drinking In the Culture is the first ever guide to finding, not just good beer, but good beer places, in two dozen of the best cities in the world to drink local beer.

Author: Bob Tupper

Publisher: Culturale Press

ISBN: 0990961001

Category: Travel

Page: 338

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A travel book for beer lovers? A beer book for travel lovers?This useful and readable guide is not just about beer or about travel, but about the rich connections between beers and the societies that brew them. It allows travelers to spend less time hunting and more time enjoying the hundreds of rich and distinctive beer-drinking experiences Europe has to offer. Ten Countries - 24 Key Cities - Over 25 Day Trips & excursions. There are many books that talk about beer'and many books that show the sights and sounds of Europe. THIS book brings them together for those that travel and those that like beer.

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

This volume reveals multicultural and ethnic beliefs, practices, and attitudes about drinking around the world.

Author: Dwight B. Heath

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313252343

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

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The first authoritative guide to how the world drinks, this reference details alcohol use in different countries and cultures. Variation is striking, with alcohol sometimes a food, a sacrament, a symbol, a tool, a tranquilizer, a medicine, a love potion, or an object of scorn--often with very different meanings and uses in a single country. This volume reveals multicultural and ethnic beliefs, practices, and attitudes about drinking around the world. An extensive introduction discusses the close link between alcohol and culture and provides a foundation for the rest of the book. Each of the following chapters is written by an expert contributor and discusses alcohol and culture in a particular country. Chapters discuss historical trends, drinking among ethnic and religious minorities, national policies, and social outcomes. Countries range from industrial nations known for their alcohol research, to developing nations and to places famous for drinking. A concluding chapter highlights important similarities and differences.

Drinking Occasions

The main purpose of this book is to describe the variety of drinking occasions that exist around the world, primarily in modern, industrialized countries.

Author: Dwight B. Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135841874

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The main purpose of this book is to describe the variety of drinking occasions that exist around the world, primarily in modern, industrialized countries. As such, it celebrates the diversity of normal drinking behavior and illustrates a wide range of beneficial drinking patterns. Attention is also paid to the relations between drink and culture that prevail in non-Western societies and in developing countries. The aims of the book are twofold: to deal directly with the challenge of how to define responsible drinking in the face of the world's many different drinking styles, and to portray the many ways in which people have thought about or used alcohol as an integral part of their culture

Drinking Cultures

Alcohol plays a role in a wide range of functions - religious, familial, social and even political and this is a cross-cultural study of the profound impact alcohol has on national identity.

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859738737

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Contributors look at alcohol consumption across cultures and what it means to the people who consume or, equally tellingly, refuse to consume. Alcohol plays a role in a wide range of functions - religious, familial, social and even political and this is a cross-cultural study of the profound impact alcohol has on national identity.

Drinking in Ancient Societies

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Author: Lucio Milano

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037293787

Category: Drinking customs

Page: 469

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Enthält z.T. engl. Zusammenf. der ital. Beiträge.

Drinking Dilemmas

These issues are at the heart of this volume, which brings together the work of academics and researchers exploring social and cultural aspects of contemporary drinking practices.

Author: Thomas Thurnell-Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317395607

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues are at the heart of this volume, which brings together the work of academics and researchers exploring social and cultural aspects of contemporary drinking practices. These drinking practices are enormously varied and are spatially and culturally defined. The contributions to the volume draw on research settings from across the UK and beyond to demonstrate both the complexity and diversity of drinking subjectivities and practices. Across these examples tensions relating to gender, social class, age and the life course are particularly prominent. Rather than align to now long-established moral discourses about what constitutes ‘good’ and ‘bad’ drinking, sociological approaches to alcohol foreground the vivid, lived, nature of alcohol consumption and the associated experiences of drunkenness and intoxication. In doing so, the volume illuminates the controversial yet important social and cultural roles played by drink for individuals and groups across a range of social contexts.

Public Drinking and Popular Culture in Eighteenth Century Paris

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Thomas Edward Brennan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400859184

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Adding a new dimension to the history of mentalites and the study of popular culture, Thomas Brennan reinterprets the culture of the laboring classes in old-regime Paris through the rituals of public drinking in neighborhood taverns. He challenges the conventional depiction of lower-class debauchery and offers a reassessment of popular sociability. Using the records of the Parisian police, he lets the common people describe their own behavior and beliefs. Their testimony places the tavern at the center of working men's social existence. Central to the study is the clash of elite and popular culture as it was articulated in the different attitudes to taverns. The elites saw in taverns the indiscipline and exuberance that they condemned in popular culture. Popular testimony presented public drinking in very different terms. The elaborate rituals surrounding public drinking, its prevalence in popular sociability and recreation, all point to the importance of drink as a medium of social exchange rather than a drugged escape from misery, and to the tavern as a focal point for men's communities. Professor Brennan has elucidated the logic of both elite and popular systems of meaning and found new dignity and coherence in the culture and values of the populace. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Alcohol

This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.

Author: Janet Chrzan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135095352

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.

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Author: Mack P. Holt

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1845201655

Category: History

Page: 246

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Religion and Wine

This book tells the story of how viniculture in America was started and sustained by a broad spectrum of religious denominations.

Author: Robert C. Fuller

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870499114

Category: Cooking

Page: 140

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Wine, more than any other food or beverage, is intimately associated with religious experience and celebratory rituals. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in American cultural history. From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the Franciscans and Jesuits who pioneered California's Mission Trail, many American religious groups have required wine to perform their sacraments and enliven their evening meals. This book tells the story of how viniculture in America was started and sustained by a broad spectrum of religious denominations. In the process, it offers new insights into the special relationship between wine production and consumption and the spiritual dimension of human experience.

Drink

Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

This innovative book includes original research and commentary and is a must-read for academics and researchers in the areas of public health, psychology, sociology, media studies, youth studies and alcohol studies.

Author: Antonia Lyons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317338338

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

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Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and consequences of drinking cultures in significant ways. Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World focuses on how pervasive social networking technologies contribute to drinking cultures. It brings together international contributions from leading researchers in this emerging field to explore how new technologies are reconfiguring the key themes, traditional interests, practices and concerns of alcohol-related research with young people. It is particularly concerned with three important areas, namely: identities, social relations and power alcohol marketing and commercialisation public health and regulating alcohol promotion. This innovative book includes original research and commentary and is a must-read for academics and researchers in the areas of public health, psychology, sociology, media studies, youth studies and alcohol studies.

Changing the Culture of College Drinking

A variety of efforts have focused on the problem. This book describes an innovative way to approach the problem of dangerous drinking among college students and describes an award winning prevention campaign.

Author: Linda Costigan Lederman

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015060638312

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Reducing dangerous drinking on college campuses has received a great deal of attention from prevention specialists, researchers, and college health professionals. A variety of efforts have focused on the problem. This book describes an innovative way to approach the problem of dangerous drinking among college students and describes an award winning prevention campaign.

Swimming with Crocodiles

This book examines the rapid and heavy drinking behavior by young people, described in a number of countries, positioning it within its appropriate social, historical and cultural contexts.

Author: Marjana Martinic

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780203893241

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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There is evidence that a distinct pattern of alcohol consumption is emerging across the world and is a cause for concern because of its relationship with a range of health and social problems. Its visibility, particularly its high involvement of young people, makes this not only an issue for public safety and order in many countries, but also a highly contentious and politicized subject. This book examines the rapid and heavy drinking behavior by young people, described in a number of countries, positioning it within its appropriate social, historical and cultural contexts. The book argues in favor of a new term, “extreme drinking,” to fully encapsulate the many facets of this behavior, taking into account the underlying motivations for the heavy, excessive and unrestrained drinking patterns of many young people. It also acknowledges the drinking process itself and accommodates greater focus on outcomes that are likely to follow. In many ways, “extreme drinking” is not so far removed from other “extreme” behaviors, such as extreme sports – all offer a challenge, their pursuit is motivated by an expectation of pleasure, and they are, by design, not without risk to those who engage in them, others around them and society as a whole. Edited by Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham, Swimming with Crocodiles is the ninth volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society. The authors discuss the factors that motivate extreme drinking, address the developmental, cultural and historical contexts that have surrounded it, and offer a new approach to addressing this behavior through prevention and policy. The centerpiece of the book is a series of focus groups conducted with young people in Brazil, China, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, which examine their views on extreme drinking, motivations behind it and the cultural similarities and differences that exist, conferring at once risk and protective factors.

Drink Power and Cultural Change

This book highlights alcohol's centrality in the culture of power.

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39076001935951

Category: History

Page: 189

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This book highlights alcohol's centrality in the culture of power.

Intoxicating Women

This thesis examines Old Norse drinking culture in pre-Christian Scandinavia during the eighth and eleventh century, with a particular focus on women and their role within the production, consumption and safekeeping of alcohol.

Author: Lisa Turberfield

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1112831182

Category: Alcohol

Page: 548

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This thesis examines Old Norse drinking culture in pre-Christian Scandinavia during the eighth and eleventh century, with a particular focus on women and their role within the production, consumption and safekeeping of alcohol. The discussion is based around an interdisciplinary analysis of textural, iconographic and archaeological material encompassing the modern areas of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. After the initial introduction, the discussion is divided into four main sections. Chapter 2 addresses the production and availability of alcoholic drinks in Old Norse society, as well as the evidence for storage, serving and feasting equipment. Chapter 3 further examines the different settings of alcohol consumption, the role of women and the importance of feasts within pre-Christian Scandinavian. Chapter 4 focuses on Old Norse mythology, in particular the drinking culture of the gods (ON æsir) and the importance of female supernatural beings as servers and providers of alcohol. Finally, Chapter 5 discusses to the complex symbolism of ritualistic drinking practices within pre-Christian Scandinavia, such as the drinking ritual within the hall society or seasonal, sacrificial and commemorative feasts. Within these often predominantly male 'drinking-events', the discussion will focus on a number of powerful, high status women who played a key role during these highly ritualised drinking ceremonies. With alcohol playing such an important role within feasting, diet, mythology and political alliances the analysis of a range of texts and materials (archaeological and onomastic) will add to our understanding of pre-Christian Scandinavian drinking culture and the essential role women performed within this complex social phenomenon.

The Culture of Public Problems

In The Culture of Public Problems, Gusfield presents the experts, and us, with a masterpiece of sociological reasoning."—Barry Schwartz, American Journal of Sociology This book is truly an outstanding achievement. . .

Author: Joseph R. Gusfield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226310949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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"Everyone knows 'drunk driving' is a 'serious' offense. And yet, everyone knows lots of 'drunk drivers' who don't get involved in accidents, don't get caught by the police, and manage to compensate adequately for their 'drunken disability.' Everyone also knows of 'drunk drivers' who have been arrested and gotten off easy. Gusfield's book dissects the conventional wisdom about 'drinking-driving' and examines the paradox of a 'serious' offense that is usually treated lightly by the judiciary and rarely carries social stigma."—Mac Marshall, Social Science and Medicine "A sophisticated and thoughtful critic. . . . Gusfield argues that the 'myth of the killer drunk' is a creation of the 'public culture of law.' . . . Through its dramatic development and condemnation of the anti-social character of the drinking-driver, the public law strengthens the illusion of moral consensus in American society and celebrates the virtues of a sober and orderly world."—James D. Orcutt, Sociology and Social Research "Joseph Gusfield denies neither the role of alcohol in highway accidents nor the need to do something about it. His point is that the research we conduct on drinking-driving and the laws we make to inhibit it tells us more about our moral order than about the effects of drinking-driving itself. Many will object to this conclusion, but none can ignore it. Indeed, the book will put many scientific and legal experts on the defensive as they face Gusfield's massive erudition, pointed analysis and criticism, and powerful argumentation. In The Culture of Public Problems, Gusfield presents the experts, and us, with a masterpiece of sociological reasoning."—Barry Schwartz, American Journal of Sociology This book is truly an outstanding achievement. . . . It is sociology of science, sociology of law, sociology of deviance, and sociology of knowledge. Sociologists generally should find the book of great theoretical interest, and it should stimulate personal reflection on their assumptions about science and the kind of consciousness it creates. They will also find that the book is a delight to read."—William B. Bankston, Social Forces

Wine Drinking Culture in France

Wine drinking culture in France has traditionally been a source of pride for the French and in an age of concerns about the dangers of ‘binge-drinking’, a major cause of jealousy for the British.

Author: Marion Demossier

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783161225

Category: Social Science

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Wine drinking culture in France has traditionally been a source of pride for the French and in an age of concerns about the dangers of ‘binge-drinking’, a major cause of jealousy for the British. Wine drinking and the culture associated with it are, for many, an essential part of what it means to be French, but they are also part of a national construction. Described by some as a national product, or as a ‘totem drink’, wine and its attendant cultures supposedly characterise Frenchness in much the same way as being born in France, fighting for liberty or speaking French. Yet this traditional picture is now being challenged by economic, social and political forces that have transformed consumption patterns and led to the fragmentation of wine drinking culture.

Preventing Alcohol Abuse

The prevailing approach to preventing or reducing alcohol problems is generally ineffective, often counter-productive.

Author: David J. Hanson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275949265

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

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The prevailing approach to preventing or reducing alcohol problems is generally ineffective, often counter-productive.