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Drinking Locally Acting Globally

Dr (PhD) Annette Therese Falahey.


This paper considers consuming alcohol as a universal social and cultural activity and as revealing local and particular cultural identity formations. The discussion highlights these themes with reference to links between nationalism and national drinking practices operating in Europe and as developing over time. It will be argued that these issues will become increasingly discernable within Europe as reactions to globalisation. Furthermore, local and particular drinking practices will become relevant on the Continent as the EU represents the blurring of formal political and sociocultural boundaries between European nations

Presenters

Dr (PhD) Annette Therese Falahey  (Australia)
Lecturer in Sociology
Sociology and Social Policy
The University of Sydney


Keywords
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Nationalism and national drinking practices
  • Globalisation and EU
Person as Subject
  • Elias and social drinking practices Anderson and limited communities



(30 min Conference Paper, English)