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International Journal of Sociology and Humanities

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Psychological perspectives of intoxication in cremation workers community


Atul Gautam


The practice of mortuary related works and manual scavenging is linked to India’s caste system where so-called lower castes are expected to perform these jobs. Social norms, social believes and social stratification about the people involved in these professions has adverse effect on the availability of health services and the role played by socio-economic condition and demographic positioning of the community. The caste base approach and comorbidity of stigma (PTSD) attached to mortuaries is missing in previous studies. Methodology: Transactional Analysis (TA) is an effective tool for dealing with alcohol dependence, marital and sexual maladjustment, behaviour problems, drug dependence and a host of other disorders. Socio-political structures and individual challenges may reflect as friction force. Power structure and most vulnerable may well be established as a probable outcome. Other than the qualitative scale that can identify wholly alcohol-attributed mental illness (WAMI) and partially alcohol-attributed mental illness (PAMI), the study will lead to the mental health problems faced by family and children of the individual living with alcohol abuse.

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International Journal of Sociology and Humanities
How to cite this article:
Atul Gautam. Psychological perspectives of intoxication in cremation workers community. Int. J. Sociol. Humanit. 2023;5(2):62-64. DOI: 10.33545/26648679.2023.v5.i2a.63
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