The American Experience with Alcohol: Contrasting Cultural Perspectives

Author:   Genevieve M. Ames ,  Linda A. Bennett
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
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9781489905321


Pages:   490
Publication Date:   26 June 2013
Format:   Paperback
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This volume is an important contribution to our understanding of culture and alcohol in the United States. Its appearance is also a milestone in the history of alcohol studies in American anthropology. Over the last six years, the volume's editors, initially along with Miriam Rodin, have served as the coorganizers of the Alcohol and Drug Study Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). In this capacity, they have organized sessions at the AAA and other meetings, greatly strengthened the research network with a regular and informative newsletter, and painstakingly promoted the publication of anthropological work on al cohol and drugs. Appearing just as the responsibility for the Study Group is passed on to others, this book is a fitting emblem of the care and energy with which its editors have built an institutional nexus for alcohol and drug anthropology in North America. The contents of this volume offer a uniquely wide sampling of the diversity of cultural patterns that make up the American experience with alcohol. The collective portrait the editors have assembled extends in several dimensions: through time and history, across such social differ entiations as gender, age-grade, and social class, and through such major social institutions as the church and the family. Clearly the dominant dimension of variation in the material that follows, however, is ethnicity. The book offers us a sampler of unprecedented richness of the different experiences with alcohol of American ethnoreligious groups.

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Author:   Genevieve M. Ames ,  Linda A. Bennett
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Imprint:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.783kg
ISBN:  

9781489905321


ISBN 10:   1489905324
Pages:   490
Publication Date:   26 June 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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