A new cross-cultural study of drunkenness

Society, Culture and Drinking Patterns New York Published In Pages: 48-74
By Field, Peter B.


This book chapter builds on Horton's 1943 psychoanalytical study of drunkenness. The author tests an overall theory that drunkenness, which facilitates personal and uninhibited interactions, is more acceptable, and therefore prevalent, in societies with loose, rather than rigid, social relationships. Indicators of social rigidity, such as strict socialization or male dominance through patrilocality, are tested for relationships to drunkenness.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
OtherOther ResearchersHorton's (1943) sample of 56 tribal societies.

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