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Wilson, Thomas M, ed. (2005) Drinking cultures: alcohol and identity. Oxford: Berg .

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Alcohol is not only big business. It is an essential part of social relations in so many cultures that its global importance may be outdistancing its critics. What does sake tell us about Japan or burgundy about France? How does consuming or indeed abstaining from alcohol tie in with self-presentation, ethnicity, class and culture? How important is alcohol to feelings of belonging and notions of resistance? Answering these intriguing questions and many more, this timely book looks at the meanings of alcohol consumption across cultures. 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.


Item Type:Book
Date:2005
Call No:MC8, BB
Pages:xv, 28
Publisher:Berg
Place of Publication:Oxford
ISBN:1859738737
Notes:Includes index, list of tables and contributors.
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Accession Number:HRB 3600 (Available)
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Recreational drug use
B Substances > Alcohol
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
VA Geographic area > United States
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
VA Geographic area > Asia
VA Geographic area > Europe > Czech Republic
R Research > Type of research study > Research involving two or more groups > Cross-cultural study
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociology and anthropology
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Type of society and culture
VA Geographic area > Europe > France
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > High and popular culture
VA Geographic area > Europe > Norway
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Sociocultural substance use
VA Geographic area > Central America

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