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but really, stophighlighting shit. Drinking Cultures Drinking cultures are ideas, practices, behaviors and institutions involved in the consumption of alcoholic beverages Drinking: A View from Popular Culture including - Class, ethnicity , race and inequality of drinking values · The Cocktail Hour/Social Drinking vs. Binge Drinking · Conducting Business vs. Criminality · Social “lubricant” vs. Anti-social behavior · Sophistication vs. Delinquency · Ethnic/National group “propensities” Historical highlights of drinking cultures. I. Some interesting historical background to alcoholic beverages a. Early archaeological evidence in Persia, Egypt, China and other sites show evidence of alcoholic beverages as early the late Stone age period. b. Biblical references to wine and other alcoholic beverages abound in terms of wine as an integral part of the daily diet and feasting as well as symbolic vehicles to symbolize a myriad of things including the blood of Christ. c. In America, drinking has had a major tumultuous history. From the indigenous alcoholic beverages among Native American groups to the influence of immigrant groups such as the Germans who introduced beer halls and saloons. The prohibition era –which saw nativist Christian moralists attempt to outlaw drinking was really an xenophobic movement aimed to ferret out “bad foreign influences.” d. American wine in particular became popular and mass oriented after California wine producers found a new way to market their products through new consumer niches – college age kids – the era of the wine cooler and the boxed wine – 70s and 80s. Social and Cultural Dimensions of Drinking a. Drinking is a social act b. Drinking is a communicative act c. Drinking is a political act d. Drinking demarcates space and time e. Drinking involves patterned behavior f. Drinking is an economic act Irish pubs in Berlin – spaces of the pub and the eckkneipe (parallels and differences), gendered dimensions II. Case 1: Irish Pubs in Berlin a. The mutual symbolic constructions of modes of “Irishness” and “Germanness” through the drinking experiences of people who frequent the parallel spaces of Irish pubs and German eckkneipe – two spaces where alcohol consumption is the focal point of social life. b. These symbolic constructions of “nationality” and belonging are from various kinds of images and ideas from such diverse sources such as tourist posters and information. c. The making or unmaking of Irish pub “authenticity” vs. inauthenticity . d. The creation of a male-dominated and drinking-centered social space for relaxation, business, camaraderie/conviviality and community. 1
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANTH 209 taught by Professor Manalansan during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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