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Title:
Hair of the dog : Irish drinking and its American stereotype
Author:
Stivers, Richard.
Personal Author:
Edition:
New revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
v, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826412188
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library HV5449.I7 S74 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Persecuted in their homeland by the English, the Irish were dogged in their adopted country, by a reputation for drunkenness and alcoholism that was fabricated ... by the English.

When I first opened this remarkable book and discovered its patently erroneous thesis, I said to myself, "Stivers will never convince me that he's right". When I finished it, I set the book down gently and said, He's convinced me: he's right!" ... Hair of the Dog is a pioneer work in research on alcohol abuse, stereotyping, and Ireland. It demolishes myths in all three areas, no small feat for a sociological monograph.


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Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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