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By Rod Phillips

even if as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a relentless and infrequently arguable position in social lifestyles. In his cutting edge e-book at the attitudes towards and intake of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and fiscal heritage, uncovering the tensions among alcoholic beverages as fit staples of day-by-day diets and as items of social, political, and spiritual anxiousness. within the city facilities of Europe and the US, the place it used to be visible as fitter than untreated water, alcohol received a foothold because the drink of selection, however it has been extra regulated via governmental and non secular specialists greater than the other commodity. As a possible resource of social disruption, alcohol created unstable obstacles of applicable and unacceptable intake and broke via obstacles of sophistication, race, and gender.

Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of those powerful potables and makes the dazzling argument that a few societies have entered "post-alcohol" stages. His is the 1st e-book to envision and clarify the meanings and results of alcohol in such intensity, from international and long term perspectives.

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