Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


Mar 14
16:00 - 17:30
Identity and Authenticity in the Narratives of Craft Drinks Producers
SSPSSR Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminars
Thomas Thurnell-Read, Loughborough University

The recent increased popularity of 'craft' drinks, made in small batches by skilled workers and positioned as being of particularly high cultural value, raises a number of questions relating to the reconfiguration of production and consumption practices. This talk will explore the renewed interest in craft production and craft products as a means to examine the themes of locality, heritage and authenticity as they are framed in the narratives of UK craft beer and real ale brewers and craft gin distillers.

Chair:  Tim Strangleman

No need to book


Seminar Room 2,
Cornwallis East
United Kingdom


Open to SSPSSR Staff and PGR students,


Contact: Eddy Hogg


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SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

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