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Liquid bread : beer and brewing in cross-cultural perspective

Author: Wulf Schiefenhövel; Helen M Macbeth
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Series: Anthropology of food and nutrition, v. 7.
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Beer is an ancient alcoholic drink which, although produced through a more complex process than wine, was developed by a wide range of cultures to become internationally popular. This book is the first multidisciplinary, cross-cultural collection about beer. It explores the brewing processes used in antiquity and in traditional societies; the social and symbolic roles of beer-drinking; the beliefs and activities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wulf Schiefenhövel; Helen M Macbeth
ISBN: 9780857452153 0857452150 9781782380337 1782380337 9780857452160 0857452169
OCLC Number: 701026674
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: xv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Anthropology of food and nutrition, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Wulf Schiefenhövel and Helen Macbeth.

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