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Greek Whisky: The Localization of a Global Commodity

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by Tryfon Bampilis
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Greek Whisky: The Localization of a Global Commodity by Tryfon Bampilis

In many contexts of Greek social life, Scotch whisky has coincidentally become a symbol of "Greekness," national identity, modernity, and the middle class. This ethnographic study follows the social life of Scotch in Greece through three distinct trajectories in time and space in order to investigate how the meanings of the beverage are projected, negotiated, and acquired by various different networks. By examining the mediascapes of the Greek cultural industry, the Athenian nightlife and entertainment, and the North Aegean drinking habits, the study illustrates how Scotch became associated with modernity, popular music and culture, a lavish style, and an antidomestic masculine mentality.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 268
Size: 3.6 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780857458780 (DRM-PDF)

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