Withers, Erik T. 2017. “Brewing Boundaries of White/Middle-Class/Maleness: Reflections From Within the Craft Beer Industry.” Pp 236-260 in: Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of the Craft Beer Revolution. Edited by: Nathaniel G. Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron Lippard. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.
In this chapter, I used a content analysis of websites, promotional materials, and brand packaging, and drew on my own experiences from within the industry to highlight some of the cultural elements of the craft beer industry that reinforce gendered and racial boundaries.
Withers, Erik T. 2017. “The Impact and Implications of Craft Beer Research: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review.” in: Craft Beverages and Tourism, Volume One: The Rise of Breweries and Distilleries in the United States. Edited by: Carol Kline, Susan L. Slocum and Christina T. Cavaliere. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
In this opening chapter of the volume, I review the body of social science literature dedicated to the subject of craft beer. I argue that there is a dearth of research in the area that critically explores the racialized and gendered aspects of the industry.
In this article, I explore the links between Whiteness and Culture, and argue that throughout the social systems of the U.S. culture has developed as the means through which white racial interests are secured and racial hierarchies are accomplished
Withers, Erik T. 2017. “Whiteness and Culture.” Sociology Compass. 11(4): 1-11.