Title

The role of alcohol in non-indigenous Australian culture: An ethonographic study

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Public Management

School

School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

206

Comments

Pettigrew, S. (2001). The Role of Alcohol in Non-Indigenous Australian Culture: an Ethnographic Study. ACR Asia-Pacific Advances.

Abstract

Alcohol has been suggested to play a major role in Australian lifestyles. This paper outlines the relevant literature and describes an ethnographic study of alcohol consumption in non-indigenous Australian culture. The objective of the study was to explore the relationship that Australians have with alcohol, comparing the literature on Australian alcohol consumption with the data obtained from a sample comprised of a wide range of non-indigenous members of the Australian culture. The results describe the central role of alcohol in socialising activities, and in providing a source of differentiation between males and females in Australian culture.

 
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