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The Resource Alcohol : a history, Rod Phillips

Alcohol : a history, Rod Phillips

Label
Alcohol : a history
Title
Alcohol
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Rod Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic drinks as healthy staples of daily diets and as objects of social, political, and religious anxiety. In the urban centers of Europe and America, where it was seen as healthier than untreated water, alcohol gained a foothold as the drink of choice, but it has been regulated by governmental and religious authorities more than any other commodity. As a potential source of social disruption, alcohol created volatile boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable consumption and broke through barriers of class, race, and gender. Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases
Summary
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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10389950
Cataloging source
DLC
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Phillips, Roderick
Dewey number
394.1/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcohol
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverage industry
  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholic beverage industry
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alkohol
Target audience
adult
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a history
Label
Alcohol : a history, Rod Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1099898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781469617602
Lccn
2014013124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469617602
  • (OCoLC)875742475
Label
Alcohol : a history, Rod Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1099898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781469617602
Lccn
2014013124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781469617602
  • (OCoLC)875742475

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