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

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Subjects: Drinking customs--Cross-cultural studies
Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Cross-cultural studies
Beer--Social aspects
Brewing--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011
Series: The anthropology of food and nutrition v. 7
Anthropology of food and nutrition v. 7
LC Classification: G, GT
Physical Description: xv, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
Preface xi
List of Contributors xiii
Introduction: Assembling Perspectives on Beer / Helen Macbeth 1
1.. Natural Ingestion of Ethanol by Animals: Why? / W.C. McGrew 13
2.. Healthy or Detrimental? Physiological, Psychiatric and Evolutionary Aspects of Drinking Beer / Martin Brune 21
3.. Beer: How it's Made - The Basics of Brewing / Keith Thomas 35
4.. Interdisciplinary Investigations into the Brewing Technology of the Ancient Near East and the Potential of the Cold Mashing Process / Berthold Einwag 47
5.. Beer in Prehistoric Europe / Hans-Peter Stika 55
6.. Beer and Beer Culture in Germany / Franz Meussdoerffer 63
7.. Europe North and South, Beer and Wine: Some Reflections about Beer and Mediterranean Food 71
8.. Living in the Streets: Beer Acceptance in Andalusia during the Twentieth Century 81
9.. The Thirst for Tradition: Beer Production and Consumption in the United Kingdom / Helen Macbeth 89
10.. Beer in the Czech Republic / Martina Vlkova 101
11.. Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking in German and American Fraternities: Anthropological and Social Psychological Aspects / Gerhard Dammann 111
12.. Rugby, Racing and Beer in New Zealand: Colonising a Consumer Culture / Nancy J. Pollock 125
13.. Beer, Ritual and Conviviality in Northern Cameroon 133
14.. The Gender of Beer: Beer Symbolism among the Kapsiki/Higi and the Dogon 147
15.. Ritual Use of Beer in South-West Tanzania / Ruth Kutalek 159
16.. Brewing Sorghum Beer in Burkina Faso: A Study in Food Technology from the Perspective of Anthropological Linguistics / Francois Belliard 171
17.. Rice Beer and Social Cohesion in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak / Monica Janowski 183
18.. Tradition and Change: Beer Consumption in Northeast Luzon, Philippines / Gerard A. Persoon 197
19.. Culture, Market and Beer Consumption 209
20.. Beer and European Media: Global vs. Local / Monica Stacconi 223
Glossary 233
Index 239
Additional Authors: Schiefenhövel, Wulf, 1943-
Macbeth, Helen M
Notes: LCCN: 2011006667
ISBN: 9780857452153 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0857452150 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780857452160 (ebook)
ISBN: 0857452169 (ebook)
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
OCLC Number: 701026674
ISBN/ISSN: 9780857452153