International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

by Dwight B. Heath
International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

by Dwight B. Heath

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Overview

The first authoritative guide to how the world drinks, this reference details alcohol use in different countries and cultures. Variation is striking, with alcohol sometimes a food, a sacrament, a symbol, a tool, a tranquilizer, a medicine, a love potion, or an object of scorn—often with very different meanings and uses in a single country. This volume reveals multicultural and ethnic beliefs, practices, and attitudes about drinking around the world.

An extensive introduction discusses the close link between alcohol and culture and provides a foundation for the rest of the book. Each of the following chapters is written by an expert contributor and discusses alcohol and culture in a particular country. Chapters discuss historical trends, drinking among ethnic and religious minorities, national policies, and social outcomes. Countries range from industrial nations known for their alcohol research, to developing nations and to places famous for drinking. A concluding chapter highlights important similarities and differences.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313252341
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/30/1995
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)

About the Author

DWIGHT B. HEATH is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. He has authored or edited half a dozen books, and his more than 200 articles have appeared in jourbanals such as Current Anthropology, Jourbanal of Studies on Alcohol, Jourbanal of Substance Abuse, and Human Organization.

Table of Contents

Preface
An Introduction to Alcohol and Culture in International Perspective by Dwight B. Heath
Australia by Wayne Hall and Ernest Hunter
Canada by Yuet W. Cheung and Patricia G. Erickson
Chile by Eduardo Medina Cárdenas
China by Xiao Jiacheng
Denmark by Peter Schiøler
Egypt by Abdul Monheim Ashour
France by Véronique Nahoum-Grappe
Germany by Irmgard Vogt
Guatemala by Walter Randolph Adams
Honduras by Kenneth W. Vittetoe Bustillos
Iceland by Gylfi Ásmundsson
India by Davinder Mohan and H. K. Sharma
Israel by Shoshanna Weiss
Italy by Amadeo Cottino
Malaysia by Charles Victor Arokiasamy
Mexico by Guillermina Natera Rey
The Netherlands by Henk F. L. Garretsen and Ien van de Goor
New Zealand by Julie Park
Nigeria by O. G. Oshodin
Poland by Jacek Moskalewicz and Antoni Zieli'nski
Russia by Pavel I. Sidorov
Spain by Juan F. Gamella
Sri Lanka by Diyanath Samarasinghe
Sweden by Karin Nyberg and Peter Allebeck
The United Kingdom by Martin A. Plant
The United States of America by David J. Hanson
Zambia by Alan Haworth
An Anthropological View of Alcohol and Culture in International Perspective by Dwight B. Heath
Some Generalizations about Alcohol and Culture by Dwight B. Heath
Appendix: Per Capita Consumption
Glossary
Bibliographical Essay: General Sources
Index

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