By Mark Jayne

Whereas disciplines equivalent to anthropology, sociology, politics, social coverage and the well-being and scientific sciences have a convention of exploring the centrality of alcohol, consuming and drunkenness to people's lives, geographers have purely formerly addressed those subject matters as a peripheral challenge. over the last few years, even if, this view has started to alter, speeded up by way of an upsurge in curiosity in alcohol intake with regards to political and well known debate in nations during the international. This e-book represents the 1st systematic assessment of geographies of alcohol, consuming and drunkenness. It asks what function alcohol, ingesting and drunkenness performs in people's lives and the way area and position are key components of alcohol intake. It additionally examines the commercial, political, social, cultural and spatial practices and methods which are certain up with alcohol, consuming and drunkenness. Designed as a reference textual content, each one bankruptcy blends theoretical fabric with empirical case reports to be able to examine ingesting in private and non-private area, within the urban and the nation-state, in addition to targeting gender, generations, ethnicity and emotional and embodied geographies.

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