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Routledge Critical Beverage Studies

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Routledge Critical Beverage Studies offers cutting edge and ground-breaking insights on beverages as vehicles for a wide array of social, cultural, economic, environment and political phenomenon. Books in the series are interdisciplinary and multi-methodological, exploring a variety of perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. The series reflects the notable increase of academic interest on the histories, production, promotion, regulation, sustainability and consumption of various beverages, which are expansively defined as anything produced and consumed in liquid form and typically for the purposes of thirst quenching, nutrition, sociality and/or the aesthetics of taste. This includes water, milk, tea, coffee, coco, juice, wine, pisco, cider, beer, whiskey, vodka, gin, sake, kombucha, cassava, kava, sima, boza, kefir and so on. The series offers historical and contemporary critical explorations of beverages that will shape the future field of critical beverage studies. Books in the series will be of interest to students, researchers, academics and practitioners in food, hospitality and consumption studies; tourism and hospitality; anthropology; sociology; leisure studies; cultural studies; history, geography; business management; and economics.

This series welcomes contributions from a wide range of disciplines, from monographs and edited collections to student textbooks.

4 Series Titles

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Barista in the City Subcultural Lives, Paid Employment, and the Urban Context

Barista in the City: Subcultural Lives, Paid Employment, and the Urban Context

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Moss, Keith McIntosh, Ewa Protasiuk
October 23, 2023

Barista in the City examines the impact of paid employment and the contemporary neoliberal context on the subcultural lives of hipsters who are employed as baristas. This book’s analysis of Philadelphia baristas employed within specialty coffee shops suggests that the existing literature on the ...

Craft Breweries and Cities Perspectives from the Field

Craft Breweries and Cities: Perspectives from the Field

1st Edition

Edited By Julie Wartell, Vince Vasquez
May 25, 2023

This book brings together a diverse collection of case studies, perspectives, and research to explore how craft breweries have interacted with cities and neighborhoods in meaningful ways. It provides a deeper understanding of the important issues facing neighborhoods, city government, and ...

Producing and Consuming the Craft Beer Movement

Producing and Consuming the Craft Beer Movement

1st Edition

By Wesley Shumar, Tyson Mitman
March 31, 2023

Producing and Consuming the Craft Beer Movement is an ethnographic analysis of the craft beer movement and its rapid development as an industry that articulated a different set of values: celebrating, quality, community, and good taste. This book will provide an excellent foundation for ...

Wine and The Gift From Production to Consumption

Wine and The Gift: From Production to Consumption

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Howland
December 09, 2022

Wine as commodity has received enormous academic attention, while wine as gift has largely eluded significant dedicated research and analysis. This book addresses this lacuna with insights from leading scholars from a range of disciplines exploring wine as gift in different moments of history, ...

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