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Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It

Nathaniel Chapman and David Brunsma


Beer in the United States has always been bound up with race, racism, and the construction of white institutions and identities. This unique book carves a much-needed critical and interdisciplinary path to examine and understand the racial dynamics in the craft beer industry and the popular consumption of beer. The book's guiding theoretical perspectives are race and the founding of the United States; racial ideology and the boundaries of Americanity; the production of (beer as) culture; and cultural diversity and brewing. It begins with an overview of the whiteness of craft beer. Looking at t ... More

Keywords: beer consumption, United States, race, racism, racial dynamics, whiteness, racial ideology, Americanity, cultural diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201758
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathaniel Chapman, author
Arkansas Tech University

David Brunsma, author
Virginia Tech