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Title The king of drinks : schnapps gin from modernity to tradition / by Dmitri van den Bersselaar.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages) : illustrations, map
Series African social studies series, 1568-1203 ; v. 18
African social studies series ; v. 18. 1568-1203
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index.
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Subject Gin -- Social aspects -- Africa, West.
Gin -- Africa, West -- History.
Gin -- Netherlands -- History.
Africa, West -- Social life and customs.
West Africa.
Genre History.
Contents List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: foreign imports, local meanings; 2. The Rise of Gin; 3. Becoming the King of Drinks; 4. 'Bird gin' and 'money gin': brands and marketing; 5. Poison or medicine? Changing perceptions of Dutch gin; 6. 'Your very good health!' Gin for an independent West Africa; 7. Schnapps gin from modernity to tradition; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for Africa.
Other Title Print version: Bersselaar, Dmitri van den. King of drinks. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007