McLean, Lesley

University of New England

Lesley McLean is a lecturer in Philosophy and Religion within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New England. Her current research interests focus on religion and travel, specifically the intersection of “cults” with [dark] tourism.


  • Articles
    Introduction The social roles of alcohol consumption are rich and varied, with different types of alcoholic beverages reflecting important symbolic and cultural meanings. Sparkling wine is especially notable for its association with secular and sacred celebrations. Indeed, sparkling wine is rarely drunk as a matter of routine; bottles of such wine signal special...Read more