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The American experience with alcohol : contrasting cultural perspectives

Author: Linda A Bennett; Genevieve M Ames
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is an important contribution to our understanding of culture and alcohol in the United States. Over the last six years, the volume's editors, initially along with Miriam Rodin, have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American experience with alcohol.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)567953321
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda A Bennett; Genevieve M Ames
ISBN: 0306419459 9780306419454
OCLC Number: 12079551
Description: xxiv, 490 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I Theoretical and Historical Framework.- 1 Alcohol Belief Systems in a Culturally Pluralistic Society: An Introduction.- 2 Alcoholism: Illness or Disease?.- 3 American Beliefs about Alcoholism: Historical Perspectives on the Medical-Moral Controversy.- 4 Getting on the Program: A Biocultural Analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous.- II Case Studies: Americans of European Heritage.- 5 Acculturated Italian-American Drinking Behavior.- 6 Polish-American Drinking: Continuity and Change.- 7 Jewish Americans and Alcohol: Processes of Avoidance and Definition.- 8 Historical Meanings of Irish-American Drinking.- 9 Appalachia: The Effects of Cultural Values on the Production and Consumption of Alcohol.- III Case Studies: Black Americans.- 10 Ambiguity in Black Drinking Norms: An Ethnohistorical Interpretation.- 11 Alcohol: Cultural Conceptions and Social Behavior among Urban Blacks.- IV Case Studies: American Indians.- 12 Indians, Ethnicity, and Alcohol: Contrasting Perceptions of the Ethnic Self and Alcohol Use.- 13 Navajo "Alcoholism": Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, and Treatment in a Changing Cultural Environment.- V Case Studies: Spanish-Speaking Populations.- 14 Mexican-Americans in California: Intracultural Variation in Attitudes and Behavior Related to Alcohol.- 15 Mexican-American Experience with Alcohol: South Texas Examples.- 16 Alcohol and Hispanics in the Northeast: A Study of Cultural Variability and Adaptation in Alcohol Use.- 17 Alcohol and Adaptation to Exile in Miami's Cuban Population.- VI Case Studies: Asian Groups.- 18 Japanese-American Drinking Patterns.- 19 Alcohol Consumption among Chinese in the United States.- 20 Hmong Drinking Practices in the United States: The Influence of Migration.- VII Case Studies: Religion and Family.- 21 Irish-American Catholics in a West Coast Metropolitan Area.- 22 Alcohol Writ Accountable: The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.- 23 Middle-Class Protestants: Alcohol and the Family.- VIII Synthesis and Application.- 24 American Experiences with Alcohol: Commonalities and Contrasts.
Responsibility: edited by Linda A. Bennett and Genevieve M. Ames.

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