Alcohol: A History - download pdf or read online

By Rod Phillips

ISBN-10: 1469617609

ISBN-13: 9781469617602

ISBN-10: 1543666744

ISBN-13: 9781543666748

no matter if as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a relentless and infrequently debatable function in social lifestyles. In his leading edge e-book at the attitudes towards and intake of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and fiscal historical past, uncovering the tensions among alcoholic beverages as fit staples of day-by-day diets and as gadgets of social, political, and spiritual anxiousness. within the city facilities of Europe and the USA, the place it was once noticeable as more fit than untreated water, alcohol received a foothold because the drink of selection, however it has been extra regulated via governmental and spiritual specialists greater than the other commodity. As a possible resource of social disruption, alcohol created unstable limitations of appropriate and unacceptable intake and broke via limitations of sophistication, race, and gender.

Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of those effective potables and makes the stunning argument that a few societies have entered "post-alcohol" stages. His is the 1st booklet to ascertain and clarify the meanings and results of alcohol in such intensity, from international and long term perspectives.

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