Beer in Africa: Drinking spaces, states and selves

Beer in Africa: Drinking spaces, states and selves


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This volume on beer in Africa focuses on the making and unmaking of self in the inchoate, dark, exalted and sometimes upsetting context of bars, shebeens and other formal and informal drinking occasions. Beer in Africa takes the production and consumption of fermented drinks as its point of entry to investigate how local actors deal with the ambivalent and the hazy, and how this ambiguity stands as the sine qua non of social life and daily practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783825812577
Publisher: Lit Verlag
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien Series , #36
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Steven Van Wolputte is a faculty member at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa at Leuven University, Belgium.

Mattia Fumanti is a lecturer for the department for social anthropology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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