Sacred and profane meanings of blood and alcohol

Journal of Social Psychology Vol/Iss. 64 Published In Pages: 27-43
By Klausner, Samuel Z.


This study examines a hypothesis that ceremonial drinking is negatively associated with heavy secular drinking. Empirical analysis does not support this association, and the author proposes an alternative theory of alcohol consumption and the problem of evil. Hypotheses relating alcohol consumption to menstrual taboos and the uses of blood in society are supported.

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