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Alcohol: Social and Cultural History - 06 edition

Alcohol: Social and Cultural History (ISBN10: 1845201663; ISBN13: 9781845201661)
ISBN13: 978-1845201661
ISBN10: 1845201663

Summary: This book examines our relationship with alcohol and examines how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender, and place. Drawing on examples from Eur
ope, North America, and Australia, this book provides a comprehensive history of the role of alcohol over the past five centuries.

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Summary: This book examines our relationship with alcohol and examines how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender, and place. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America, and Australia, this book provides a comprehensive history of the role of alcohol over the past five centuries.

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Edition/Copyright: 06
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Publisher: Berg Publishers, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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