Drunken Comportment: A Social Explanation

Front Cover
Percheron Press, 2003 - Social Science - 197 pages

When Aldine originally published this book in 1969, the emerging multidisciplinary field of alcohol studies was dominated by biology, chemistry, physiology, and other 'hard sciences.' As such, writes Dwight Heath in his new foreword, the work challenged the prevailing wisdom in the authors' use of historical, ethnographic, and cross-cultural data and their analysis of drinking behavior as an anthropological and sociocultural phenomenon.

From the Foreword to the Percheron Press Edition:

'[O]ne of only a few books that can truly be said to have had a major impact on our understanding of alcohol use and its outcomes.'

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2003)

Craig MacAndrew, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Robert B. Edgerton, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Dwight B. Heath, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (new foreword)

Bibliographic information