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Drinking : Anthropological Approaches - I. de Garine


Anthropological Approaches

By: I. de Garine (Editor), Valerie De Garine (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th December 2001
ISBN: 9781571818096
Number Of Pages: 272

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Over the last two decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating with humans and the hereafter, attempting to reach a differential emotional state or seeking good health and longevity through the ingestion of appropriate beverages. It includes papers from both biological and social scientists and includes papers from both biological and social scientists and covers a fair range of societies from rural and urban environments, and in countries ranging from Europe, Africa, and Latin America to Malaysia and the Pacific.

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..".a very valuable book...Lie any good book, this one raises as many questions as it answers. It is a solidly anthropological volume, combining biological and cultural dimension of the discipline. I recommend the book highly." - American Anthropologist

List of Illustrationsp. v
List of Figures and Mapp. vi
List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. viii
For a Pluridisciplinary Approach to Drinkingp. 1
Thirst and Drinking as a Biocultural Processp. 11
Water and Drinking in an Ecological Context among Australian Aboriginal People Practising Traditional Subsistence Methodsp. 22
Nor Any Drop to Drink: Everyday Drinking Habits in Pacific and New Zealand Societiesp. 35
Drinking in Northern Cameroon among the Masa and Muzeyp. 51
Milk Consumption in African Pastoral Peoplesp. 66
The Drinking Ritual among the Maasaip. 87
Changing Perceptions on Milk as a Drink in Western Europe: The Case of the Netherlandsp. 96
Milk in the Mountainsp. 108
Wine and Health: The Protective Role of Moderate Consumptionp. 116
Drinking: An Almost Silent Languagep. 130
Gender and Drink in Aragon, Spainp. 144
Tapeo: An Identity Model of Public Drink and Food Consumption in Spainp. 158
Cantinas and Drinkers in Mexicop. 169
Tamadoba: Drinking Social Cohesion at the Georgian Tablep. 181
An Ethnographic Account of the Many Roles of Millet Beer in the Culture of the Duupa Agriculturalists, (Poli Mountains) Northern Cameroonp. 191
Socio-Economic and Cultural Implications of Alcoholic Beverages among the Abagusii of Western Kenyap. 205
Alcohol, Slavery, and African Cultural Continuity in the British Caribbeanp. 212
Drinking in La Reunion: Between Living, Dying and Forgettingp. 228
When is an Alcohol-Containing Substance Something Else? Southeast Asian Definitionsp. 234
Epiloguep. 239
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9781571818096
ISBN-10: 157181809X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5