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Author Heath, Dwight B.

Title Drinking occasions : comparative perspectives on alcohol and culture / Dwight B. Heath
Published Philadelphia : Brunner/Mazel, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Series on alcohol in society
Series on alcohol in society.
Contents To every thing there is a season: when do people drink? -- Everything in its place: where do people drink? -- Cast of characters: who drinks, and who doesn't? -- There's more than one way: how do people drink? -- A rose by any other name: what do people drink? -- The heart has its reasons: why do people drink?
Summary "This book approaches the subject of drinking with a predominantly descriptive orientation, focusing on what people do and what they say. By way of illustrative case studies, captivating images, and an authoritative yet conversational writing style, it delivers a full perspective about the range of variation we find when we look at drinking as a peculiarly human phenomenon." "Together these chapters fill a gap in the literature on drinking patterns. They do so in an accessible and informative style that a truly unlimited worldwide audience as well as social scientists, social psychologists, anthropologists, and public health professionals will appreciate."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drinking customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking -- economic aspects
Drunkenness (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135841802 (electronic bk.)
9781135841805 (electronic bk.)