Alcoholism among the Irish Essay by The Research Group

Alcoholism among the Irish
Examines the subject from a cultural/ethnic viewpoint. Causes. Treatment of subject in professional literature & popular culture.
# 10715 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 14, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (European) , History (British) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)


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"This research will examine alcoholism among the Irish from a cultural/ethnic viewpoint, discussing ways in which the subject is treated in the professional literature and popular culture.
The stereotype of hard-drinking Irishmen is something of a commonplace of Anglo-American culture. But stereotypes may derive as much from kernels of truth as attribution, and the association in popular imagination of Irish culture and the culture of alcohol has been located not only in ethnic consciousness but also in history. Included in a popular history of Ireland is an account of the economic stranglehold that England exercised over Ireland in the 17th century, when direct trade between Ireland and the American colonies was restricted to exports of horses, servants, and "victuals" and to imports of all goods from the colonies except.."

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