Ambiguity in Black Drinking Norms

An Ethnohistorical Interpretation
  • Denise Herd


Ambivalence regarding the use of alcoholic beverages is sometimes described as the key feature of American drinking patterns (Pittman, 1967). Alcohol use is esteemed as “one of the pleasures of life,” yet it also evokes quite negative sentiments in others.


Alcoholic Beverage Alcohol Problem Black Population Drinking Pattern Black Church 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise Herd
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  1. 1.Alcohol Research Group, Institute of Epidemiology and Behavioral MedicineMedical Research Institute of San FranciscoBerkeleyUSA

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