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Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences

Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy

Abstract

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 ... More

Keywords: Navajo Indians, childhood experiences, alcohol dependence, urbanization, Navajo youth, alcohol use, alcohol abuse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195136159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Kunitz, editor
University of Rochester

Jerrold E. Levy, editor
University of Arizona