|aDrinking cultures :|balcohol and identity /|cedited by Thomas M. Wilson.
|aOxford ;|aNew York :|bBerg,|c2005.
|axv, 281 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aDrinking 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.
|aDrinking of alcoholic beverages.
|aAlcoholic beverages|xSocial aspects.
|aWilson, Thomas M.,|d1951-
|3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005003348.html
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.