The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol

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Alcohol consumption goes to the very roots of nearly all human societies. Different countries and regions have become associated with different sorts of alcohol, for instance, the a€œbeer culturea€ of Germany, the a€œwine culturea€ of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the a€œmoonshine culturea€ of Appalachia. Wine is used in religious rituals, and toasts are used to seal business deals or to celebrate marriages and state dinners. However, our relation with alcohol is one of love/hate. We also regulate it and tax it, we pass laws about when and where ita€™s appropriate, we crack down severely on drunk driving, and the United States and other countries tried the failed a€œNoble Experimenta€ of Prohibition. While there are many encyclopedias on alcohol, nearly all approach it as a substance of abuse, taking a clinical, medical perspective (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as wella€”both for good and for illa€”from the earliest days of humankind.Farrell, J.G., 3:1159 Farrell, James T., 2:832 FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), 1:xl, 2: 880, 2:987, 3:1472 FASD. ... Fat City, 2:563 Father Mathew Total Abstinence Societies (FMTASs), 1:359 fatty liver, 3:1468 Faulkner, William, 2:802, 2:804 FBI.

Title:The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol
Author:Scott C. Martin
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-12-16


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