Dr. Nate Chapman is a Sociology Professor at Arkansas Tech University and is on the show to discuss his recent book: Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It (Sociology of Diversity).
Beer in the United States has always been bound up with race, racism, and the construction of white institutions and identities. Given the very quick rise of craft beer, as well as the myopic scholarly focus on economic and historical trends in the field, there is an urgent need to take stock of the intersectional inequalities that such realities gloss over. This unique book carves a much-needed critical and interdisciplinary path to examine and understand the racial dynamics in the craft beer industry and the popular consumption of beer.
Thank you for taking the time to come on and share you research with us, Nate!