Dr. Scott Martin has edited the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, published in January 2015. From the publisher’s website, “The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, used both for good and for ill. While these roots are traced back through nearly all human societies for the past thousands of years, many results are still present in today’s society. Some examples include Germany’s repute of being known as a “beer culture” and France’s as a “wine culture.” With alcohol having many purposes and significance, it has become a strong part of cultures around the world as usage ranges from religious purposes to a simple toast to a seal business deal.”
A copy of the encyclopedia has been purchased for the department and is on display in the case at 128 Williams Hall. For more on the encyclopedia, please visit the publisher’s website here.
For more on Dr. Scott Martin’s research and teaching, please visit his faculty page.