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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs
Alcohol
Customs and Rituals
Rating :
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Author(s) :
Thomas Babor
Editor(s) :
Solomon H. Snyder
Pages :
127
Pub Date :
1976, 1978
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1986(hb,1st ed,fine/nai)
Publisher :
The Twentieth Century Alchemist
ISBN :
0915904330
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Societies' drinking customs and habits reflect their fabrics, tensions, and dynamics. Do the Irish drink more than Jews, or American Indians more than Japanese-Americans? Do Catholics drink more than Methodists? Social scientists have studied the drinking practices of different cultures and of America's many immigrant groups - a microcosm of the world's ethnic groups. Using historical methods, observational techniques, and international statistics, this book separates myth from reality and discusses modern trends.