Araqe Dilemma The Socioeconomics of Traditional Distilled Alcohol Production, Marketing, and Consumption in Ethiop
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Publisher: Forum for Social Studies
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Araqe is a traditional home-distilled beverage that is made from an assortment of cereals such as wheat, sorghum and maize, and has a high level of ethanol. A ubiquitous feature of present day Ethiopian society, with the exception of the predominantly Muslim communities, Araqe is more than the alcoholic drink of choice for people living in rural and small towns. Thanks to its qualities of divisibility, long shelf-life, portability, and high unit value, it is also an important commodity that is produced by, traded between, and consumed in most rural and urban areas of the country. Its negative effects notwithstanding, it is a major object of exchange that ties cities to their rural More...
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