Can social sciences help understanding excessive consumption of certain types of alcoholic drinks?
After a long work of gathering different narratives on drunkenness in our modern Western society (novels, TV serials, press and media stories) which were studied according to the ethnographic methodology and not the sociological methodology (and which led to the publication of two books: “La culture de l’ivresse, un essai de phénoménologie historique”, Ed. Quai Voltaire, 1991, Paris and “Vertige de l’ivresse. Alcool et lien social”, Ed. Descartes et Compagnie, 2010, Paris), I think that social sciences can offer reflections with regards to the role played by alcoholic drinks in the game of collective communication. Based on a few examples, my presentation will try to better analyse: firstly, the fact of clinking glasses; secondly, the culture of the round; and thirdly, the morals of excess. At each stage I will reflect on the differences between beer and wine in a country like France
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