Alcohol in World History - Themes in World History (Hardback)
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Alcohol in World History - Themes in World History (Hardback)

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Hardback 152 Pages / Published: 15/06/2012
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From the origins of drinking to the use and abuse of alcohol in the present day, this global historical study draws on approaches and research from biology, anthropology, sociology and psychology. Topics covered include:

the impact of colonialism

alcohol before the world economy

industrialization and alcohol

globalization, consumer society, and alcohol.

Gina Hames argues that the production, trade, consumption, and regulation of alcohol have shaped virtually every civilization in numerous ways. It has perpetuated the development of both domestic and international trade; helped create identity and define religion; provided a tool for oppression as well as a tool for cultural and political resistance; and has supplied governments with essential revenues as well as a means of control over minority groups.

Alcohol in World History is one of the first studies to pull together such a wide range of sources in order to compare the role of alcohol throughout time and across both western and non-western civilizations.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415311519
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Gina Hames has undertaken an extraordinarily ambitious and comprehensive survey of alcohol's place in global history. Alcohol in World History is a well-organized and highly readable study, one which should be of interest to general audiences and specialists alike. With engaging examples and careful analysis, Hames demonstrates the profound political, cultural, and economic impact of alcohol on world civilizations, from ancient societies to the twenty-first century." - Joseph F. Spillane, University of Florida, USA

"Comprehensive and analytical ...well-balanced chronologically and geographically ... strong on indigenous peoples, on colonialism, and on gender ... based on wide and careful reading." - David Fahey, Miami University, USA

"Readers coming at this book with a general interest will find much that is of use, and will undoubtedly come away thinking about alcohol as a mediator of social distinction and power... [It] should provide a good springboard for readers entering this comlpex and fascinating area." - Dr. Jamse Nicholls, Reviews in History

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