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Written by Marjana Martinic and Barbara Leigh, this book examines the aura of risk surrounding alcohol consumption. In many ways, the risks inherent in drinking are no different from those we willingly encounter as part of many other activities. The ...Read More
It is estimated that “local alcohol”—sometimes called moonshine, noncommercial, illicit, illegal or unrecorded alcohol—may account for as much as 50% of total alcohol consumption worldwide. Yet this area of alcohol studies has been neglected in the research community, due, in ...Read More
Eleni Houghton and Anne Roche edited this study of the many societal influences on today’s youth and the varied ways in which they experience and are introduced into the drinking culture worldwide. Religious, educational, social, and parental roles are discussed ...Read More
Written by Dwight Heath, this book is the outgrowth of nearly 40 years of the author’s research on drinking practices and years of concern about national and international policies as they relate to this part of human culture. Drinking Occasions ...Read More
Edited by Stanton Peele and Marcus Grant, this book explores the role of pleasure in alcohol consumption and its consequences for the health of individuals and for society as a whole. The book is based on discussion generated at an ...Read More
The second volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society, edited by Marcus Grant, provides a current, objective, and comprehensive assessment of drinking practices and alcohol misuse in areas of the world undergoing major socioeconomic changes. This book ...Read More
Alcohol policies in many countries have long been based on the assumption that a wide range of health and social problems associated with the abuse of alcohol can be directly correlated with average daily per capita alcohol consumption. Edited by ...Read More