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Drinking occasions : comparative perspectives on alcohol and culture

Author: Dwight B Heath
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Series on alcohol in society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The main purpose of this book is to describe the variety of drinking occasions that exist around the world, primarily in modern, industrialized countries. As such, it celebrates the diversity of normal drinking behavior and illustrates a wide range of beneficial drinking patterns. Attention is also paid to the relations between drink and culture that prevail in non-Western societies and in developing countries.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dwight B Heath
ISBN: 1138869570 9781138869578
OCLC Number: 921267939
Description: xv., 240 pages : illustrations, 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: "To Everyone There is a Season...": When Do People Drink? Chapter 2: Everything in It's Place: Where Do People Drink. Chapter 3: Cast if Characters: Who Drinks, and Who Doesn't? Chapter 4: "There's More Than One Way...": How Do People Drink? Chapter 5: "A Rose By Any Other Name...": What Do People Drink? Chapter 6: "The Heart Has Its Reasons:: Why Do People Drink? Chapter 7: Conclusions and Implications. References.
Series Title: Series on alcohol in society.
Responsibility: Dwight B. Heath.

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The main purpose of this book is to describe the variety of drinking occasions that exist around the world, primarily in modern, industrialized countries. As such, it celebrates the diversity of normal drinking behavior and illustrates a wide range of beneficial drinking patterns. Attention is also paid to the relations between drink and culture that prevail in non-Western societies and in developing countries.

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