The following listing of recommended books and publications has been constructed based upon the input of the scientific research team of the Prevention Research Center. The list is intended to provide additional written resources to the other researchers, government officials, and community activists. Each recommendation contains the title of the book or publication, author(s), a brief summary, reference information, and the name and title of the recommending researcher.
"Dealing with Alcohol: Indigenous Usage in Australia, New Zealand and Canada"
by Sherry Saggers and Dennis Gray
Saggers and Gray's Dealing with Alcohol is a useful comparative text that examines the economic and political contexts of drinking alcohol among indigenous people in different settings outside the U.S. It includes consideration of alcohol supply and promotion, summarizes some of the negative consequences of alcohol in indigenous communities, and describes programs and policies aimed at reducing Aboriginal alcohol-related problems. It is written academically but is not so dry as to be utterly inaccessible to the non-specialist.
Dealing with Alcohol: Indigenous Usage in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Sherry Saggers and Dennis Gray. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1998.
Dr. Roland Moore
"Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture"
By William J. Sonnenstuhl
This engagingly-written book describes a craft union and the way it tries to transform its occupational drinking culture into a healthier and more temperate environment for its tunnel digging and mining union members.
Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture.William J. Sonnenstuhl. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996.
Dr. Genevieve Ames
Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Roland Moore