You Owe Yourself A Drunk / Edition 1

You Owe Yourself A Drunk / Edition 1

by James P. Spradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819168564

ISBN-13: 9780819168566

Pub. Date: 02/21/1988

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

An account of the experiences of men who are repeatedly arrested for public drunkenness. This book challenges the idea that these men are simply rejects from society, who cannot organize their behavior by cultural traditions. Using the recently discovered methods of formal ethnographic analysis, the author presents this urban sub-culture as it relates to law

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An account of the experiences of men who are repeatedly arrested for public drunkenness. This book challenges the idea that these men are simply rejects from society, who cannot organize their behavior by cultural traditions. Using the recently discovered methods of formal ethnographic analysis, the author presents this urban sub-culture as it relates to law enforcement agencies. Life in one jail is described in detail, showing how it changes the men's personal identities, teaching them the skills of this sub-culture and motivating them to adopt a nomadic way of life where drinking is a great social value. Originally published by Little, Brown and Company in 1970.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819168566
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/21/1988
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,307,815
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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