ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG IRISH-AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARCHAEOLOGY.

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Title:
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG IRISH-AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARCHAEOLOGY.
Author:
STASKI, EDWARD.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Archaeological methods can contribute to the understanding of current human issues, including the use and abuse of alcohol in American society. Popular stereotypes concerning drinking have influenced scholarly descriptions and interpretations. There is, for instance, widespread and questionable acceptance by researchers that ethnic identification often correlates strongly with rates of alcohol consumption. Through refuse analysis, this study suggests that no such correlation exists, at least as far as household alcohol use is concerned. Instead, it is found that the degree of social heterogeneity within households, causing stress among individuals, is positively associated with consumption rates. Ethnicity might be related more closely to expressed attitudes about drinking, though results are inconclusive. The archaeological investigation of late 19th century drinking habits is possible, and might contribute to historical studies in a way similar to how this study contributes to sociological and psychological approaches.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Irish Americans -- Alcohol use.; Jews -- Alcohol use -- United States.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Schiffer, Michael B.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG IRISH-AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARCHAEOLOGY.en_US
dc.creatorSTASKI, EDWARD.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSTASKI, EDWARD.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractArchaeological methods can contribute to the understanding of current human issues, including the use and abuse of alcohol in American society. Popular stereotypes concerning drinking have influenced scholarly descriptions and interpretations. There is, for instance, widespread and questionable acceptance by researchers that ethnic identification often correlates strongly with rates of alcohol consumption. Through refuse analysis, this study suggests that no such correlation exists, at least as far as household alcohol use is concerned. Instead, it is found that the degree of social heterogeneity within households, causing stress among individuals, is positively associated with consumption rates. Ethnicity might be related more closely to expressed attitudes about drinking, though results are inconclusive. The archaeological investigation of late 19th century drinking habits is possible, and might contribute to historical studies in a way similar to how this study contributes to sociological and psychological approaches.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectIrish Americans -- Alcohol use.en_US
dc.subjectJews -- Alcohol use -- United States.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSchiffer, Michael B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRathje, William L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCulbert, T. Patricken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThompson, Raymond H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8324463en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690010087en_US
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