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By Rod Phillips

ISBN-10: 1469617617

ISBN-13: 9781469617619

Even if as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a relentless and infrequently debatable position in social existence. In his leading edge publication 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 used to be obvious as fitter than untreated water, alcohol won a foothold because the drink of selection, however it has been extra regulated by way of governmental and non secular specialists greater than the other commodity. As a possible resource of social disruption, alcohol created risky barriers of appropriate and unacceptable intake and broke via boundaries of sophistication, race, and gender.

Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of those powerful potables and makes the astounding argument that a few societies have entered "post-alcohol" levels. His is the 1st publication to ascertain and clarify the meanings and results of alcohol in such intensity, from worldwide and long term views.

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