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Imperial intoxication : alcohol and the making of colonial Indochina

Author: Gerard Sasges
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2017 [2017]
Series: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making liquor isn't rocket science: some raw materials, a stove, and a few jury-rigged pots are all that's really needed. So when the colonial regime in turn-of-the-century French Indochina banned homemade rice liquor, replacing it with heavily taxed, tasteless alcohol from French-owned factories, widespread clandestine distilling was the inevitable result. The state's deeply unpopular alcohol monopoly required  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Sasges
ISBN: 9780824866891 0824866894 9780824866914 0824866916
OCLC Number: 1002418492
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Inheritances --
A scientific monopoly --
Fiscal logics --
The limits of sovereignty --
The great service --
Oppression, resistance, rebellion --
The political economy of alcohol --
Evolutions.
Series Title: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Responsibility: Gerard Sasges.

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Provides a unique window on Indochina between 1860 and 1939. This study illuminates the contradictory mix of modern and archaic, power and impotence, civil bureaucracy and military occupation that  Read more...

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