Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture

Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture

by William J. Sonnenstuhl


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Americans assume that workers do not drink on the job and that, if they do, it is because they suffer from alcoholism rather than because they are conforming to occupational expectations. William J. Sonnenstuhl disagrees. He contends that some occupational cultures encourage heavy drinking. Moreover, his research suggests that the sense of community which motivates drinking can also sometimes inspire workers to break the pattern and work sober.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801483486
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 03/14/1996
Series: ILR Press Book
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William J. Sonnenstuhl is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Department of Extension, Cornell University, Associate Director of the Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies, author of Working Sober, and coauthor of Member Assistance Programs in the Workplace, also from Cornell.

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