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dc.contributor.authorSTASKI, EDWARD.
dc.creatorSTASKI, EDWARD.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:33:46Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:33:46Z
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187236
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.
dc.language.isoenen_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.subjectIrish Americans -- Alcohol use.en_US
dc.subjectJews -- Alcohol use -- United States.en_US
dc.titleALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG IRISH-AMERICANS AND JEWISH-AMERICANS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARCHAEOLOGY.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairSchiffer, Michael B.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690010087en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_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
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-03T11:56:44Z
html.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.


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