Wine Drinking Culture in France

A National Myth or a Modern Passion?

Marion Demossier

Wine Drinking Culture in France

Marion Demossier

Distributed for University of Wales Press

236 pages | 11 graphs, 1 map | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708322086 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $85.00 ISBN: 9780708322857 Will Publish October 2019 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Wine drinking culture has traditionally been a source of pride for the French. In fact, to many it is an essential part of what it means to be French. In Wine Drinking Culture in France, Marion Demossier examines wine consumption in France since the 1970s, arguing that it cannot be separated from the wider cultural context in which it takes place but also revealing how recent social, economic, and political forces have transformed wine’s role in constructing France’s national identity.

Series Editors’ Preface
Map of French vineyards
Introduction: Wine Drinking Culture: A Myth or a Reality in Decline?

Chapter One:  Drink, Consumption and Identity
Chapter Two:  Changes to a National Wine Drinking Culture
Chapter Three:  A New Wine Drinking Culture?
Chapter Four:  Contemporary Discourses and Representations
Chapter Five:  Ethnographies and Contexts
Chapter Six:  Passion for Wine and Life-Stories
Chapter Seven:  Between Self-Reflexivity, ’Distinction’ and Social Connectedness
Chapter Eight:  Globalization, Nation and the Region: The New Wine Drinking Culture

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