Liquid Bread

Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Wulf Schiefenhövel,Helen Macbeth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452169

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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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.

Liquid Bread

Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Wulf Schiefenhovel,Helen Macbeth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782380345

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9021

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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.

Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253813

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These “liquid time capsules” carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.

Food in Zones of Conflict

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Author: Paul Collinson,Helen Macbeth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384049

Category: History

Page: 252

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The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as a weapon by protagonists in conflict. The logistics of supply of food to military personnel operating in conflict zones is another important issue. These themes unite this collection, the chapters of which span different geographic areas. This volume will appeal to scholars in a number of different disciplines, including anthropology, nutrition, political science, development studies and international relations, as well as practitioners working in the private and public sectors, who are currently concerned with food-related issues in the field.

Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism

Author: Donald C. Wood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787431959

Category: Economic anthropology

Page: 288

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Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism. The first section investigates the brewing (and selling) of homemade beer among Maragoli women in western Kenya, continuity and change in small-scale family farming in a rural part of Costa Rica, and theoretical models of the transitions to farming that marked the Neolithic Revolution. The second section, on exchange, opens with another archaeological examination--of relationships between long-distance exchange and the centralization of political power in Pre-Columbian America. This section also explores adaptations of the Ten Thousand Villages fair trade organization following the recent global recession, exchanges and "productive leisure" at North Market in Columbus, Ohio, and social values in flux over problems relating to exchange amidst conditions of scarcity in the Solomon Islands. The third section investigates the plight and adaptations of vendors in a southern Chinese city and on a Mexican beach, drawing attention to the effects of both national government policies and international trade agreements on their lives. The volume closes with a section that considers important and timely issues in tourism--the role of debt in commission-based relationships between showroom owners and tour guides in Agra, India, and risk, resilience, health, and government policy in Jamaica's sex tourism industry.

Medien - Wissen - Bildung

Explorationen visualisierter und kollaborativer Wissensräume

Author: Ronald Maier,Theo Hug

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3902719656

Category:

Page: 229

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Der vorliegende Band befasst sich mit Dynamiken und Transformationsprozessen an den Schnittstellen medialer, sozialer und organisationaler Entwicklungen. Die Beitr ge zielen auf die Erkundung inter- und transdisziplin rer Diskursfelder. Sie thematisieren kontempor re und zukunftsweisende Formen der Visualisierung und kollaborativen Nutzung von Wissensr umen.