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Xhosa Beer Drinking Rituals: Power, Practice and Performance in the South African Rural Periphery (Ritual Studies Monographs) Paperback – November 30, 2005


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...this vivid, comprehensive study of patterns and variations within a single society makes the subject come alive as few other studies have done. --CHOICE Magazine

McAllister's focus on the community-building role of beer drinking rituals in Xhosa society greatly contributes to the growing body of anthropological literature on alcohol. This book is a must read for serious scholars of African anthropology, colonial and postcolonial studies. --Journal of Anthropological Research

This is a respectful book about beer drinking and this respect is inherent in the author's attitude toward research. Patrick McAllister discovered while researching labour migration and ritual that he should be led by what Xhosa considered as ritual and not what the researcher defines as ritual. From this new perspective, the importance of beer drinking became obvious and this gives the book the hallmark of good anthropological work: we get to know the logic of a society that is very different from our own. --Development and Change

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Patrick A. McAllister is a professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
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