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Liquor license;: An ethnography of bar behavior (Observations) Hardcover – 1966

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  • Series: Observations
  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Aldine Pub. Co; First edition (1966)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006BNYA6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 24, 2011
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This is an excellent piece of urban ethnography. Like other similiar works it is not recent, and that is unfortunate. The push to quanitfy all scientific findings and the subsequent loss of funding for qualitative research has made such works very rare in recent years. This is both unfortunate and foolish. A lack of qualitative research has left us knowing a good deal about what happens in our society but not why it happens. The mere collection of numerical data associated with predertimed responses cannot answer our questions in a way that leads to workable solutions. This is social science as the drawing of a mathamatically precise line between an unwarented assumption and a foregone conclusion. Perhaps this is why we are constantly alarmed by one quantitative finding or another without having any real notion of how to creatively respond or even really understand.

This is a careful and insightful work of an earlier period in social science when people wanted to understand phenomenon and not simple count them. I would recommend this work for anyone interested in the culture of drinking.
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