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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith is the author of Livelihood and Resistance: Peasants and the Politics of Land in Peru (1989); Confronting the Present: Towards a Politically Engaged Anthropology (1999); and, with Susana Narotzky, Immediate Struggles: People, Power and Place in Rural Spain (2006). He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto.

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Alice Rohas quoted4 months ago
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, with a history stretching back perhaps as far as 10,000 BC, and with almost every country boasting some sort of brewing heritage.
Alice Rohas quoted4 months ago
While other forms of alcohol tended traditionally to be limited in their spread and influence by climatic and geographical factors – you can only make wine if you are able to grow grapes – beer is ubiquitous and its essential ingredients, in one form or another, can be found almost everywhere.
Alice Rohas quoted4 months ago
The popularity of beer throughout the ages has been due to a number of factors. First is the aforementioned fact that it could be made, and second its comparative affordability, making it a drink for the everyman.
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