Friday, May 11, 2012

Public Drinking Cultures across Time and Space

Here is a fun new project to follow: public drinking!

Five historians are blogging about their research in different eras and locations.  The project "looks at how public space is used, and how tavern culture produces places and social groupings; how these spaces are regulated in the name of order, morality and health; the rhetorics of drinking and taverns, of pleasure, harm and authority. The project asks if the performance of drinking, and ideas of spectacle and carnival, are still part of modern drinking culture, and if contemporary questions about public policy on drinking and ‘anti-social behaviour’ find resonances in the past."


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