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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Sociocultural aspects of alcohol consumption

Sociocultural aspects of alcohol consumption

(p.38) Chapter 6 Sociocultural aspects of alcohol consumption

Robin Room

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how alcohol consumption is influenced on multiple levels by the social context, culture, and society. It identifies various primary use-values for alcoholic drinks, based on their physical properties. It discusses the influence of cultural and economic factors on the relative dominance of different patterns of drinking in a society. It also considers drinking customs, which present an intermediate level of analysis between cultures and individual patterns of drinking.

Keywords:   alcohol use, alcohol intake, culture, alcoholic drinks, drinking customs

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