Liquid Bread : Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

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

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Food & society
  • ISBN: 9781782380337

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