Alcohol Flows Across Cultures: Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Alcohol Flows Across Cultures

Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Waltraud Ernst


252 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-03-27
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This book maps changing patterns of drinking. Emphasis is laid on the connected histories of different regions and populations across the globe regarding consumption patterns, government policies, economics and representations of alcohol and drinking.

Its transnational perspective facilitates an understanding of the local and global factors that have had a bearing on alcohol consumption and legislation, especially on the emergence of particular styles of ‘drinking cultures’. The comparative approach helps to identify similarities, differences and crossovers between particular regions and pinpoint the parameters that shape alcohol consumption, policies, legal and illegal production, and popular perceptions.

With a wide geographic range, the book explores plural drinking cultures within any one region, their association with specific social groups, and their continuities and changes in the wake of wider global, colonial and postcolonial economic, political and social constraints and exchanges.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Alcohol Flows Across Cultures. Drinking cultures in transnational and comparative perspective

Waltraud Ernst

2. The Same Drink? Wine and absinthe consumption and drinking cultures among French and Muslim groups in nineteenth-century Algeria

Nina Salouâ Studer

3. Drinking and Production Patterns of Wine in North Africa During French Colonisation, c. 1830-1956

Nessim Znaien

4. International Dis-ease: Alcohol and colonialism in the international city of Tangier, c. 1912-1956

Francisco Javier Martínez

5. Between Promotions and Prohibitions: The shifting symbolisms and spaces of beer in modern Turkey

Emine Ö. Evered and Kyle T. Evered

6. Good Hope for the Pilsner: Commerce, culture, and the consumption of the Pilsner beer in British Southern Africa, c. 1870-1914

Malcolm F. Purinton

7. ‘A hotbed of sins’ or ‘just like home’? Drinking cultures in colonial Qingdao, c. 1897-1914

Sabina Groeneveld

8. Filched Fungi? Bioprospecting and the circulation of ‘Chinese yeast’, c. 1892-1933

Tristan Revells

9. Gariahat Whisky: Bootlegged cosmopolitanism and the making of the nationalistic state, Calcutta, c. 1923-35

Projit Bihari Mukharji

10. ‘Lurvenbrow’: Bavarian beer culture and barstool diplomacy in the global market, 1945-1964

Robert Terrell

11. Twenty-First-Century Transnational Neo-Temperance

Julie Robert

About the Editor

Waltraud Ernst is Emerita Professor in the History of Medicine, c. 1700-97811383020512000 at Oxford Brookes University, UK

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century