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Drinking Cultures
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FINAL Chapter 1 Drinking Cultures: Sites and Practices in the Production and Expression of Identity Thomas M. Wilson, Binghampton University Chapter 2 Drinking Country: Flows of Exchange in a Japanese Valley Brian Moeran, Copenhagen Business School Chapter 3 'Cold Beer, Warm Hearts': Community, Belonging and Desire in Irish Pubs in Berlin Cliona O'Carroll, National University of Ireland-Cork Chapter 4 Pivo at the heart of Europe: Beer-drinking and Czech identities Timothy M. Hall, University of California, USA Chapter 5 Drunk and (Dis)Orderly: Norwegian Drinking Parties in the Home Pauline Garvey, National University of Ireland-Maynotth Chapter 6 Cognac, Beer, Red Wine or Soft Drinks? Hong Kong Identity and Wedding Banquets Josephine Smart, University of Calgary Chapter 7 Consuming Wine in France: The 'Wandering' Drinker and the 'Vin-anomie' Marion Demossier, University of Bath Chapter 8 Romantic Moods: Food, Beer, Music and the Yucatecan Soul Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz, Universidad Autnoma de Yucatn and Gabriela Vargas-Cetina, Universidad Autnoma de Yucatn Chapter 9 Cheers and Booze: Football and Festa Drinking in Malta Jon P Mitchell, University of Sussex and Gary Armstrong, Brunel University Chapter 10 Drinking Rituals, Identity and Politics in a Basque Town Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University. Chapter 11 Alcohol and Masculinity: The Case of Ethnic Youth Gangs Geoffrey P. Hunt, independent scholar, Kathleen MacKenzie, independent scholar and Karen Joe-Laidler, University of Hong Kong Chapter 12 Drinking Politics: Alcohol, Drugs, and the Problem of U.S. Civil Society Anthony Marcus, The University of Melbourne

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Also available in hardback, 9781859738689 GBP55.00 (May, 2005)

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Thomas M. Wilson is Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University.

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'An ethnographic pub crawl around the world. By examining drinking habits from rural Japan to gangland Los Angeles, these essays peer deep into the collective souls of societies, revealing their hopes and anxieties. Thomas Wilson has made an important contribution to the anthropology of alcohol.' Jeffrey M. Pilcher, author of Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity 'It offers a fascinating insight into how and why people drink in different cultures.' Hudson Cattell, Wine East 'The editor of this voulme has taken Mary Douglas's (1987) concept of 'constructive drinking' and run with it, producing an imaginative and innovative volume that gives new perspectives on ethnicity and identity as well as on alcohol use and its outcomes...As such, it [Drinking Cultures] consitutes a substantial contribution to our knowledge about drinking patterns in cross-cultural and cross-national perspective. At the same time, the varied but recurrent emphasis on identity, ethnicity and social interaction makes these papers relevant to many other social scientists, even if they have not before thought of alcohol as a window on the world.' Dwight B. Heath, Brown University, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Vol 12, No 2, June 2006)

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