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Title Constructive drinking : perspectives on drink from anthropology / edited by Mary Douglas
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Editions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 1987


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Description ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. Introductory -- A distinctive anthropological perspective / Mary Douglas -- A decade of development in the anthropological study of alcohol use, 1970-1980 / Dwight Heath -- Part II. Drinks construct the world as it is -- Passage to play : Rituals of drinking time in American society / Joseph Gusfield -- Longshore drinking, economic security and union politics in Newfoundland / Gerald Mars -- Sekt versus schnapps in an Austrian village / Mary Anna Thornton -- Varieties of palm wine among the Lele of the Kasai / Ndolamb Ngokwey -- Vin Santo and wine in a Tuscan farmhouse / Anne Tyler Calaresi -- Competitive beer drinking among the Mambila / Farnham Rehfisch -- Part III. Drinks construct an ideal world -- Symbolic action in Alcoholics Anonymous / Pau Antze -- The Kava ceremonial as a dream structure / Elizabeth Bott -- Holding time still with cups of tea / Haim Hazan -- Maigret's Paris conserved and distilled / Lisa Anne Gurt -- Part IV. Alcohol entrenches the alternative economy -- The alternative economy of alcohol in the Chiapas highlands / Thomas Crump -- Alcohol monopoly to protect the non-commercial sector of eighteenth-century Poland / Hillel Levine -- Alternative mechanism of distribution in a Soviet economy / Gerald Mars and Yochanan Altman
Summary Collection of essays presenting anthropological approaches to alcohol use; brief reference to Aborigines in Heaths survey of studies between 1970-1980
Analysis Alcoholic drinks Consumption
Alcoholic drinks Consumption - Anthropological perspectives
Notes Includes bibliographies, tables and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index
Credits This volume is sponsored by the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food
Performer This volume is sponsored by the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food
Subject Alcoholism -- Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Cross-cultural studies.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Alcohol Drinking.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Author Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007.
International Commission on Anthropology of Food and Food Problems.
LC no. 86033388
ISBN 0521335043
0521406447 (paperback)
2735101770 (France)
2735104001 (France : pbk.)