Introduction

  • Jack S. Blocker Jr.

Abstract

The following articles are selected from the papers presented at the International Congress on the Social History of Alcohol in 1993. In their focus either on drinking practices or on social responses to drinking, they exemplify the primary concerns of alcohol history. Approaches are often interdisciplinary, exploiting new types of sources such as material culture and oral history as well as exploring new uses of traditional documentary sources. These studies invite comparison among the experiences with alcohol of various societies and suggest the utility for social historians of examining international discourses over the use and governance of a set of substances persistently intertwined in human affairs.
Published
1994-11-01
Section
Articles