by Margaret Haerens


by Margaret Haerens


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This collection of essays helps readers to examine the issue of alcohol from a variety of international perspectives. Topics covered include global trends in alcohol consumption, abuse issues in various countries, including Australia, Yemen, Kenya and Russia, and strategies to curb alcohol abuse. Readers will examine the relationship between religion and alcohol around the globe, and alcohol culture and tradition. Essay sources include the World Health Organization, Associated Press, Lee Ho-jeong, Fazile Zahir, Irene Mwivano, and Alfred de Montesquiou.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737756432
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2012
Series: Global Viewpoints Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Trends in Alcohol Abuse

1 Global Trends in Alcohol Consumption 21

World Health Organization

2 Kenya Deems Alcohol Abuse a National Disgrace Irene Mwivano 28

3 Australia Has a Severe Alcohol Abuse Problem Nick Crofts 36

4 Turkey's Strong Tradition of Drinking Has Aroused Concerns About Abuse Fazile Zahir 42

5 European Youths Are Starting to Drink More Like Young People in the United States Christopher Sopher 48

6 Alcohol Blamed for Half of '90s Russian Deaths Associated Press 54

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 60

Chapter 2 Strategies to Curb Alcohol Abuse

1 Global Attempts to Prevent Alcohol Abuse Have Had Limited Success World Health Organization 62

2 The United States Should Lower Its Drinking Age John M. McCardell Jr. 72

3 First Nations Communities in Canada Are Considering Alcohol Bans Christine Sismondo Simon Beggs 79

4 Scotland Must Take Drastic Action to Address Its Alcohol Culture Pete Martin 83

5 Germany Turns to Drinking Rooms to Address Public Drunkenness Eric Kelsey 91

6 Russia's Attempts to Curb Vodka Consumption Do Not Address the Root of the Problem Kate Transchel 97

7 The British Should Not Allow Alcohol Companies in Health Policy Talks Anna Gilmore Jeff Collin 104

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 110

Chapter 3 Religion and Alcohol

1 Alcohol Ban Aside, Wine Industry Thrives in Morocco Alfred de Montesquiou 112

2 Kurdish Club Scene Booms as Baghdad Bans Alcohol Associated Press 117

3 Afghanistan's Islamic-Influenced Alcohol Regulations Create a Booming Underground Market Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi 122

4 Qatar Is Willing to Make Concessions on Alcohol Ban for 2022 World Cup Alexander Smoltczyk 129

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 139

Chapter 4 Alcohol Culture and Tradition

1 Britain's Campaign for Real Ale Is a Way to Preserve Traditional Pub Culture Leah McLaren 141

2 Japan Needs a Broad Educational Program to Change Alcohol Culture Eric Johnston 146

3 Workplace Drinking Culture Takes Growing Toll Lee Ho-jeong 151

4 Germany's Beer Culture Is in Decline Christian DeBenedetti 161

5 An American Brewery Is Resurrecting Ancient Brews Mark Dredge 171

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 177

For Further Discussion 178

Organizations to Contact 180

Bibliography of Books 186

Index 190

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