Drink

A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
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Alcohol

A Social and Cultural History

Author: Mack Holt

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201663

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 4344

Why are we so ambivalent about alcohol? Are we torn between our love of a drink and the need to restrict, or even prohibit, alcohol? How did saloon culture arise in the United States? Why did wine become such a ubiquitous part of French culture? Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History examines these questions and many more as it considers how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender and place. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book provides an overview of the many roles alcohol has played over the past five centuries.
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Mud, Sweat and Beers

A Cultural History of Sport and Alcohol

Author: Tony Collins,Wray Vamplew

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859735534

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Short-listed for the North American Society for Sport History Book Award 2003 Alcohol is never far from sporting events. Although popular thinking on the effects of drinking has changed considerably over time, throughout history sport and alcohol have been intimately linked. The Victorians, for example, believed that beer helped to build stamina, whereas today any serious athlete must abstain from the 'demon drink'. Yet despite current prohibitions and the widespread acceptance of alcohol's deleterious effects, the uneasy alliance of sport with alcohol remains culturally entrenched. It is common for sporting celebrities to struggle with alcoholism, and teams are often encouraged to 'bond' by drinking together. Indeed, many of today's major sporting sponsors are breweries and manufacturers of alcoholic drinks. From hooliganism to commerce, from advertising and sponsorship to health and fitness, if there is one thing that brings athletes, fans and financial backers together it must be beer. This cultural history of drinking and sport examines the roles masculinity, class and regional identity play in alcohol consumption at a broad range of matches, races, courses and competitions. Offering a fresh perspective on the culture and commerce of sporting events, this book will be essential reading for cultural historians, anthropologists and sociologists, and anyone interested in sport.
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Intoxicology

A Cultural History of Drink and Drugs

Author: Stuart Walton

Publisher: Dean Street Press

ISBN: 1911095072

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 8451

“Like any good cocktail, this book brings together tasty ingredients in a delicious mix.” Boston Herald Intoxicology is an addictive investigation into the history and culture of Narcotica - from the everyday use of alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco to the illicit realm of opiates, amphetamines, and hallucinogens. The book is a witty and provocative look at why intoxication has always been a part of the human experience - from our earliest Stone Age rituals to the practices of the ancient Greeks and Romans, right on up through the Victorian era and ending with a flourish in modern times - and why the use of mind-altering substances is, and will continue to be, an essential part, however transgressive, of civilization. “An insightful overview of humanity’s historical and cultural attachment to various intoxicants...it deserves a prominent place in the emerging discussion reshaping understanding and policies regarding intoxication and the use of drugs and alcohol.”Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Walton is particularly, and convincingly, engrossing, an elegant and forceful stylist.” Guardian “Hilariously well-versed...Walton’s wit is deliciously dry.” Seattle Weekly “A fluent plea for legalisation, by the only wine writer ever to admit that one of the best things about wine is the fact that it gets you pissed.” Class “Irvine Welsh and Stuart Walton have done more than most writers to change our attitudes to drug use.” Independent “It is the most refreshing book ever published on the subject...beautifully written.” Big Issue “Reading Stuart Walton's prose is a bit like going on some kind of trip. His erudition is dizzying.” Mail on Sunday “True to its theme, Walton's compelling and trenchant polemic is apt to induce a welter of sensations.” Evening Standard
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Wine

A social and cultural history of the drink that changed our lives

Author: Rod Phillips

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1910902470

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 1492

A social history of wine looks at how wine has been used to demarcate social groups and genders, how wine has shaped facets of social life as diverse as medicine, religion, and military activity, how vineyards have transformed landscapes, and how successive innovations in wine packaging have affected and been affected by commerce and consumption.
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The politics of alcohol

A history of the drink question in England

Author: James Nicholls

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847797075

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9633

Questions about drink - how it is used, how it should be regulated and the social risks it presents - have been a source of sustained and heated dispute in recent years. In The politics of alcohol, newly available in paperback, Nicholls puts these concerns in historical context by providing a detailed and extensive survey of public debates on alcohol from the introduction of licensing in the mid-sixteenth century through to recent controversies over 24-hour licensing, binge drinking and the cheap sale of alcohol in supermarkets. In doing so, he shows that concerns over drinking have always been tied to broader questions about national identity, individual freedom and the relationship between government and the market. He argues that in order to properly understand the cultural status of alcohol we need to consider what attitudes to drinking tell us about the principles that underpin our modern, liberal society. The politics of alcohol presents a wide-ranging, accessible and critically illuminating guide to the social, political and cultural history of alcohol in England. Covering areas including law, public policy, medical thought, media representations and political philosophy, it will provide essential reading for anyone interested in either the history of alcohol consumption, alcohol policy or the complex social questions posed by drinking today.
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American Bloomsbury

Ein Leben zwischen Liebe, Inspiration und Natursehnsucht. Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller und Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Susan Cheever

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 4416

Concord in Neuengland, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: ein Eldorado für Freidenker. Schriftsteller um Henry David Thoreau schreiben dort ihre wichtigsten Werke und revolutionieren neben der amerikanischen Literatur auch den amerikanischen Lebensstil: ungezwungen, kreativ und naturverbunden. Durch ein Erbe frühzeitig an Geld gelangt, lädt Ralph Waldo Emerson von ihm bewunderte Schriftsteller nach Concord. Was hier entsteht, wird nicht nur die Bewohner der Kleinstadt, sondern die Geschichte der amerikanischen Kultur in Aufruhr bringen. Die Transzendentalisten, wie die Gruppierung um Henry David Thoreau genannt wird, brechen mit allen Anstandsregeln: Nathaniel Hawthorne und Ralph Waldo Emerson verlieben sich gleichzeitig in die exzentrische Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott schwärmt für ihren viel älteren Lehrer Thoreau, sie diskutieren, lesen sich gegenseitig Manuskripte vor, ernähren sich vegetarisch, ersinnen feministische Ideen und unternehmen Streifzüge durch die Wälder Neuenglands. American Bloomsbury ist das faszinierende Zeugnis dieser amourösen und intellektuellen Begegnungen. Es ist die Geschichte von Idealisten, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus waren.
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Drink

A Social History of America

Author: Andrew Barr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756753214

Category: Cooking

Page: 466

View: 4991

The consumption of alcoholic drink has played a major role in American history. For colonists, it served to assert independence; for warring states, to affirm local diversity or national unity; for democrats, equality; for immigrants, identity; for women, emancipation; for the wealthy, status; for the country as a whole, civilization. This book attempts to explain this dichotomy, the tendency to swing from one extreme to another, from prohibition to license, from abstinence to revelry, from condemnation to celebration. Also looks at American culture through the prism of alcohol, to try to understand the history of the U.S. through its attitudes to liquor & its changing tastes in drink.
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Alcohol

A History

Author: Rod Phillips

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617609

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 4217

Presents a history of alcohol, discussing its social and economic impact and the tensions between those who saw alcohol as a healthy alternative to untreated water and the views of governments and religious bodies, which saw it as a source of social instability.
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Alcohol

A Social and Cultural History

Author: Mack Holt

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201663

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 6269

Why are we so ambivalent about alcohol? Are we torn between our love of a drink and the need to restrict, or even prohibit, alcohol? How did saloon culture arise in the United States? Why did wine become such a ubiquitous part of French culture? Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History examines these questions and many more as it considers how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender and place. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book provides an overview of the many roles alcohol has played over the past five centuries.
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Moonshine

A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

Author: Jaime Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760345848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9349

DIVIn Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, writer Jaime Joyce takes readers on an intoxicating tour of the enduring phenomena of moonshine in America./div
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A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000

Author: Paul Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317209176

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 6933

A 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award winner *********************************************** This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how much, who produced and sold drink, the places where it was enjoyed and the meanings which drinking had for people. It also looks at the varied opposition to drinking and the ways in which it has been regulated and policed. As a social and cultural history, it examines the place of drink in society and how social developments have affected its history and what it meant to individuals and groups as a cultural practice. Covering an extended period in time, this book takes in the important changes brought about by the Reformation and the processes of industrialization and urbanization. This volume also focuses on drink in relation to class and gender and the importance of global developments, along with the significance of regional and local difference. Whilst a work of history, it draws upon the insights of a range of other disciplines which have together advanced our understanding of alcohol. The focus is England, but it acknowledges the importance of comparison with the experience of other countries in furthering our understanding of England’s particular experience. This book argues for the centrality of drink in English society throughout the period under consideration, whilst emphasizing the ways in which its use, abuse and how they have been experienced and perceived have changed at different historical moments. It is the first scholarly work which covers the history of drink in England in all its aspects over such an extended period of time. Written in a lively and approachable style, this book is suitable for those who study social and cultural history, as well as those with an interest in the history of drink in England.
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Frag den Staub

Roman

Author: John Fante

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213456

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 1851

Schöne Frauen und schneller Ruhm: Das ist es, was den jungen Schriftsteller Arturo Bandini interessiert. Nur geht es mit beidem nicht so recht voran. Er zieht deshalb von Boulder (Colorado) nach Los Angeles um endlich seinen ersten großen Roman zu schreiben. Währenddessen lernt die eigenwillige Kellnerin Camilla kennen - und zwischen den beiden entwickelt sich eine Hassliebe voller Wut und Leidenschaft. „John Fantes Romane gehören zum Besten, was die amerikanische Literatur je hervorgebracht hat.“ Charles Bukowski „John Fante ist einer der ganz großen West-Coast-Autoren – italienische Leidenschaft gepaart mit californischer Coolness.“ Alex Capus
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Wespen

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110390779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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This bilingual edition of Aristophanes’s The Wasps includes an introduction, prose translation, and long-awaited German commentary. A classic work of Attic comedy, The Wasps satirizes developments in Athenian justice and politics via a generational struggle in which the son seeks to re-educate the father. With perfect narrative structure, The Wasps casts a humorous light on the early post-Pericles era in Athens.
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Ich will dir in die Augen sehen

Eine Frau trifft den Mann, der sie vergewaltigt hat

Author: Thordis Elva,Tom Stranger

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9903

Selten ist ein Buch so viel in den Medien besprochen worden wie dieses: Darf jemand das, dem Vergewaltiger vergeben - und warum tut Thordis Elva das öffentlich? Warum räumt sie Tom Stranger seitenlang Raum ein in ihrem authentischen Schicksalsbericht - und welche Erkenntnisse hat ein Täter beizutragen? Ein tief berührendes Buch, in dem sich die beiden, Elva und Stranger, mit wichtigen Fragen auseinandersetzen: mit der Schuld, dem Vertrauen und der Möglichkeit der Vergebung -, aber auch mit ihrem eigenen Erleben und den lebenslangen Folgen einer entsetzlichen Tat.. Die Isländerin Thordis Elva ist 16, als sie von ihrem Freund vergewaltigt wird. Nach einer Party nutzt Tom, der australische Austauschschüler, ihre Wehrlosigkeit aus und missbraucht sie stundenlang. Danach ist für Thordis wie auch für Tom nichts mehr wie zuvor. Beide versuchen auf ihre Weise, das Geschehen zu verarbeiten – vergeblich. Bis Thordis Jahre später mit Tom Kontakt aufnimmt. Sie schlägt ihm ein Treffen vor, in Kapstadt, auf halber Strecke zwischen Reykjavik und Sydney. Ihr Ziel: Sie will Tom die Tat vergeben und so endlich die Opferrolle ablegen. Auch Tom hat seine Sicht der Dinge zu erzählen. Dieser ehrliche und authentische Bericht einer emotional riskanten Begegnung spricht Frauen und Männer an - denn Vergewaltigung in der Partnerschaft ist ein heiß diskutiertes Debattenthema. Auf einzigartige Weise schildern die vielfach ausgezeichneten Autorin und Journalistin Thordis Elva, die sich für Gewaltprävention einsetzt, und Tom Stranger, der jahrelang als Sozialarbeiter tätig war, was damals zwischen ihnen wirklich passiert ist. Und wie es ihnen nach langen Jahren im Austausch gelingt, den Mut zu fassen, sich den Tatsachen zu stellen und das Unfassbare zu verarbeiten. Thordis Elva: „Nur so konnte ich mir beweisen, dass Gewalt keine Macht über mich hat. Nicht damals, nicht heute: nie.“
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Alcohol in Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia

Author: Rachel Black

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313380488

Category: Cooking

Page: 229

View: 8688

Provides information about varieties of alcohol, from liquor to wine, and also looks at the impact of alcohol in American popular culture.
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Krass!

meine Geschichte

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235054

Category:

Page: 365

View: 4889

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Smashed!

The Many Meanings of Intoxication and Drunkenness

Author: Peter Kelly,Jenny Advocat,Lyn Harrison,Christopher Hickey

Publisher: Monash University Publishing

ISBN: 098065128X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 252

View: 8628

Everyone knows what intoxication and drunkenness are, what they look like, how to define and measure them and what their consequences are. At least we might assume so given the ways these words are used by the media, by politicians and policy makers and by various medical, educational and legal experts in Australia and around the world. A whole variety of concerns about young people, individual and public health, road safety, sexual assault and violence are connected to these taken-for-granted understandings of intoxication and drunkenness. Drawing on an extensive review of research from bio-medicine, psychology, sociology and legal studies, and from news media reporting, the authors reveal a far more complex picture. This is a picture marked by little agreement on how to define intoxication and drunkenness, how to measure intoxication, what getting drunk means to those who drink (including young people, men and women and people from different cultural and national backgrounds), and where responsibility lies for many of the individual, social, medical and legal consequences of intoxication and drunkenness. Smashed! presents an overview of the history of these concerns and an extensive account of the many meanings of intoxication and drunkenness at the start of the 21st century. It provides a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers, the media and members of the community who are involved in these ongoing, often emotive, debates.
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