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Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change : Navajo Experiences - Stephen J. Kunitz

Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change

Navajo Experiences

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780195136159
Number Of Pages: 280

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Based on interviews with more than a thousand Navajo Indian men and women, this book examines the associations between childhood experiences and behavior and the development of alcohol dependence in adulthood. Because Navajo life has changed markedly over the past two generations, it also examines the role of urbanization and universal school in reshaping Navajo youth and considers the implications for changing patterns of alcohol use in adulthood. In addition the book explores a wide range of timely issues such as domestic violence, factors associated with resistance to alcohol abuse as well as remission and recovery, the treatment and prevention of alcohol dependence, and the implications of pursuing either population-based preventive interventions or interventions focussed on high risk individuals or groups.

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"This comprehensive account of 30 years of research focuses on issues related to alcohol use/abuse among the Navajo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico. The stories of the participants are excellent views of the problem and examples of how some have coped."--Choice Middletown, CT, May 2001 "The many issues confounding the culture of the Navajos are presented in this book, and the main focus is on the problem of alcohol dependency. The determination of the risk factor of conduct disorder before the age of 15 is a starting point for prevention, but in the overall scheme of the prevelance of alcohol dependency in the entire population, it is actually a small risk factor. This poses a dilemma when considering the availability of limites resources for prevention and intervention. I agree with the authors' conclusion that the global issues of alcohol dependency found in this research are relevant to the general population. The complex problems of alcohol dependency facing all cultures support a strong arguement that use of many modalities will meet the diverse needs of all." --Doody's "Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change is, without question, Kunitz and Levy's finest contribution to the literature on American Indian drinking and a work that is likely to inform discussions of the Navajo experience with alcohol for years to come...the most comprehensive analysis of an American Indian experience with alcohol er have to date in the published literature."--Medical Anthropology Quarterly2001 "Under a single cover, this book presents a rigorous analysis of drinking within the Navajo reservation across three types of communities(border towns, Indian agency towns, and rural)...In summary, I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in alcohol consumption among Native Americans...represents the high standard against which subsequent works will be judged."--Wicazo Sa Review

1: Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy: Conduct Disorder, Drinking, and the Problem of Prevention 2: Eric Henderson: Historical Background: Tuba City and Shiprock 3: Eric Henderson: Patterns of Alcohol Use 4: Stephen J. Junitz, K. Ruben Gabriel, and Jerold E. Levy: Alcohol Dependence: Definition, Prevalence, and Risk Factors 5: Stephen J. Junitz and K. Ruben Gabriel: Types of Alcololics 6: Conduct Disorder: Risk Factors and Changing Prevalence Stephen J. Kunitz, K. Ruben Gabriel, and Jerrold E. Levy 7: Stephen J. Kunitz, K. Ruben Gabriel, and Jerrold E. Levy: Antecedents of Violence in Adulthood 8: Gilbert Quintero: Treatment and Remission 9: Joanne McCloskey: Risk and Protective Factors Affecting Navajo Women's Drinking Patterns 10: Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy: Conclusions Appendices

ISBN: 9780195136159
ISBN-10: 0195136152
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.82  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.62

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