Liquid Bread : Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective Paperback / softback
Edited by Wulf Schiefenhovel, Helen M. Macbeth
Part of the Anthropology of Food & Nutrition series
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 associated with it; the health-promoting effects as well as the health-damaging risks; and analyses the modern role of large multinational companies, which own many of the breweries, and the marketing techniques that they employ.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 264 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 18/03/2013
- Category: Food & society
- ISBN: 9781782380337