Victor Mallet, 8 December 1988
Show More Constructive Drinking: Perspectives on Drink from Anthropology edited by Mary Douglas.
Cambridge, 291 pp., £25, September 1987, 0 521 33504 3Show More
For Prayer and Profit: The Ritual, Economic and Social Importance of Beer in Gwembe District, Zambia, 1950-1982 by Elizabeth Colson and Thayer Scudder.
Stanford, 147 pp., $32.50, August 1988, 0 8047 1444 4Show More
“... to buy industrial alcohol to drink. And in For Prayer and Profit, Elizabeth Colson and Thayer Scudder paint a comprehensive – and grim – picture of the alcohol-assisted decline of the rural Tonga communities in Zambia’s Gwembe District. In Zambia drink and economic decay have complemented each other over the years and helped to humble ...”