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Title Liquid bread : beer and brewing in cross-cultural perspective / edited by Wulf Schiefenhövel and Helen Macbeth.

Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series The anthropology of food and nutrition ; v. 7.
Anthropology of food and nutrition ; v. 7.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Assembling perspectives on beer / Wulf Schiefenhövel and Helen Macbeth -- Natural ingestion of ethanol by animals : why? / W.C. McGrew -- Healthy or detrimental? Physiological, psychiatric and evolutionary aspects of drinking beer / Peter Kaiser, Gerhard Medicus and Martin Brüne -- Beer : how it's made : the basics of brewing / Keith Thomas -- Interdisciplinary investigations into the brewing technology of the Ancient Near East and the potential of the cold mashing process / Martin Zarnkow, Adelheid Otto and Berthold Einwag -- Beer in prehistoric Europe / Hans-Peter Stika -- Beer and beer culture in Germany / Franz Meusdoerffer -- Europe north and south, beer and wine : some reflections about beer and Mediterranean food / F. Xavier Medina -- Living in the streets : beer acceptance in Andalusia during the twentieth century / Isabel González Turmo -- Thirst for tradition : beer production and consumption in the United Kingdom / Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth -- Beer in the Czech Republic / Jana Parízková and Martina Vlkova -- Alcohol consumption and binge drinking in German and American fraternities : anthropological and social psychological aspects / Gerhard Dammann -- Rugby, racing and beer in New Zealand : colonising a consumer culture / Nancy J. Pollock -- Beer, ritual and conviviality in Northern Cameroon / Igor de Garine -- Gender of beer : beer symbolism among the Kapsiki/Higi and the Dogon / Walter van Beek -- Ritual use of beer in South-West Tanzania / Ruth Kutalek -- Brewing sorghum beer in Burkina Faso : a study in food technology from the perspective of anthropological linguistics / François Belliard -- Rice beer and social cohesion in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak / Monica Janowski -- Tradition and change : beer consumption in Northeast Luzon, Philippines / Dante M. Aquino and Gerard A. Persoon -- Culture, market and beer consumption / Mabel Gracia Arnaiz -- Beer and European media : global vs. local / Luis Cantarero and Monica Stacconi.
Summary This impressive volume based on an original interdisciplinary and cross-national approach to the study of beer and brewing ... will not only make an important contribution to our knowledge of beer and brewing, but also of drinking cultures and historical change. It will be of interest to anthropologists, social scientists and the wider public. * Marion Demossier, University of Bath Beer is an ancient alcoholic drink which, although produced through a more complex process than wine, was developed by a wide range of cultures to become internationally popular. This book is the first multidisciplin.
Other author Schiefenhövel, Wulf, 1943-
Macbeth, Helen M.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Drinking customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Cross-cultural studies.
Beer -- Social aspects.
Brewing -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780857452160