The embourgeoisement of beer: Changing practices of ‘Real Ale’ consumption

  title={The embourgeoisement of beer: Changing practices of ‘Real Ale’ consumption},
  author={Thomas Thurnell-Read},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Culture},
  pages={539 - 557}
Recent years have seen changes in the practice of beer consumption, which appear to indicate raised standards of cultural prestige. This article focuses on the practice of Real Ale consumption, which has been promoted by the UK consumer pressure group, the Campaign for Real Ale, since 1971, and analyses how beer consumption has achieved an increased cultural position relative to understandings of taste and cultural capital. The article also draws on qualitative research, including interviews… Expand
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