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The Geography of Beer

Policies, Perceptions, and Place

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  • Presents overview of politics and policies of beer and the brewing industry, particularly in North America and Europe
  • Provides examples and analyses of neolocalism and marketing strategies
  • Highlights the spatial patterns of beer and brewing from political, cultural, urban, and historical perspectives

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This book focuses on the geography of beer in the contexts of policies, perceptions, and place. Chapters examine topics such as government policies (e.g., taxation, legislation, regulations), how beer and beerscapes are presented and perceived (e.g., marketing, neolocalism, roles of women, use of media), and the importance of place (e.g., terroir of ingredients, social and economic impacts of beer, beer clubs). Collectively, the chapters underscore political, cultural, urban, and human-environmental geographies that underlie beer, brewing, and the beer industry. 


Table of contents (32 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, USA

    Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Geography of Beer

  • Book Subtitle: Policies, Perceptions, and Place

  • Editors: Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39007-4Published: 02 December 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39010-4Due: 15 December 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-39008-1Published: 01 December 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 429

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 147 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Economic Geography, Cultural Geography

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