From Hunting to Drinking: The Devastating Effects of Alcohol on an Australian Aboriginal Community, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

From Hunting to Drinking

The Devastating Effects of Alcohol on an Australian Aboriginal Community, 1st Edition

By David McKnight

Routledge

256 pages

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Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork this is a vital addition to the literature on alcohol use and problem drinking, social change and postcolonialism.From Hunting to Drinking reveals the social change witnessed over a period of 30 years by an anthropologist on Mornington Island, off the North Queensland Coast, Australia, most notably the devastating effects that alcohol has had on this community.

About the Author

David Mcknight is a member of the emeritus staff at the London School of Economics. He has been conducting research among Australian Aborigines for 35 years and lived with the people of Mornington Island for over five years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural