The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives

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Scott C. Martin
SAGE Publications, Dec 16, 2014 - Reference - 1704 pages
Alcohol consumption goes to the very roots of nearly all human societies. Different countries and regions have become associated with different sorts of alcohol, for instance, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is used in religious rituals, and toasts are used to seal business deals or to celebrate marriages and state dinners. However, our relation with alcohol is one of love/hate. We also regulate it and tax it, we pass laws about when and where it’s appropriate, we crack down severely on drunk driving, and the United States and other countries tried the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition.

While there are many encyclopedias on alcohol, nearly all approach it as a substance of abuse, taking a clinical, medical perspective (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for good and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

 

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Contents

A Chapter
1
B Chapter
201
C Chapter
327
D Chapter
449
Volume 2
512
E Chapter
513
F Chapter
549
G Chapter
583
R Chapter
1029
Volume 3
1098
S Chapter
1099
T Chapter
1231
U Chapter
1299
V Chapter
1315
W Chapter
1345
Y Chapter
1457

H Chapter
647
I Chapter
711
J Chapter
741
K Chapter
761
L Chapter
775
M Chapter
819
N Chapter
893
O Chapter
927
P Chapter
937
Z Chapter
1461
Glossary
1465
Resource Guide
1475
Appendixes
1481
Appendix A
1482
Appendix B
1538
Index
1543
Photo Credits
1627
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