Beer in Africa: Drinking Spaces, States and Selves

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Steven van Wolputte, Mattia Fumanti
Lit, 2010 - History - 315 pages

Beer in Africa focuses on the making and unmaking of self in the inchoate, dark, exalted, and sometimes upsetting context of bars, shebeens, and other formal and informal drinking occasions. It takes the production and consumption of fermented drinks as its point of entry to investigate how local actors deal with the ambivalent and the hazy, and how this ambiguity affects social life and daily practice.

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Steven Van Wolputte is a faculty member at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa at Leuven University, Belgium.

Mattia Fumanti is a lecturer for the department for social anthropology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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