In Memoriam: Joseph R. Gusfield (1923-2015)

Joseph R. Gusfield (6 Sept 1923 – 5 Jan 2015)

Joseph R. Gusfield, a historical sociologist and leader in transforming the study of alcohol use in the United States, passed away on January 5, 2015, at the age of 91.

His seminal works include Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement (1963) and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order (1981).

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