Alcohol: A History (Hardback)Rod Phillips (author)
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Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases. His is the first book to examine and explain the meanings and effects of alcohol in such depth, from global and long-term perspectives.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm
Edition: 1st New edition
- David Fahey, Miami University of Ohio"
"Alcohol: A History is well-written, entertaining, deeply informative, and thoroughly researched. In this magisterial text, Rod Phillips offers a broad vision and a rich treatise on cultural history. Its focus on consumption as a social and cultural act distinguishes it from books that focus on taste or geography, and it is a profound pleasure to have this much excellent, up-to-date scholarship devoted to a subject that touches all of our lives." - Thomas Brennan, The United States Naval Academy