Hair of the Dog: Irish Drinking and Its American Stereotype

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Continuum, 2000 - Self-Help - 228 pages
Presenting a history of the culture of drinking, both in Ireland and in the USA, this volume takes a interdisciplinary approach to an investigation of Irish drinking problems and aims to shatter many ethnic stereotypes and misconceptions.

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Stivers's 1976 work examines the roots of the unfortunate stereotype in both Ireland and the United States that the Irish are brawlers and barflies. For this edition, Stivers has revised his findings and added a new foreword by Andrew Greeley. Probably more for academics. Read full review


Foreword by Andrew M Greeley
Drinking Customs in Great Britain and Ireland
Temperance and the Redefinition of Drinking

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Richard Stivers is Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University.

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