Alcoholism in America: From Reconstruction to Prohibition

Alcoholism in America: From Reconstruction to Prohibition

by Sarah W. Tracy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801881196

ISBN-13: 9780801881190

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Shaping her analysis of archival sources, says Tracy (U. of Oklahoma), were two questions: how diseases reflect social values, economic imperatives, and political and professional priorities; and what consequences new diagnostic categories have on social institutions, public opinion, and the lives of ordinary people. She finds that the turn-of-the-century attempt to

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Shaping her analysis of archival sources, says Tracy (U. of Oklahoma), were two questions: how diseases reflect social values, economic imperatives, and political and professional priorities; and what consequences new diagnostic categories have on social institutions, public opinion, and the lives of ordinary people. She finds that the turn-of-the-century attempt to medicalize habitual drunkenness is an example of synergy among medical ideas, cultural values, professional authority, and policymaking. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801881190
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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