Drinking Dilemmas
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Drinking Dilemmas

Space, culture and identity
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ISBN-13:
9781317395607
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
236
Autor:
Thomas Thurnell-Read
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Introduction. Drinking Dilemmas?: Space, culture and identity, Thomas Thurnell-Read 2. Revisiting Urban Nightscapes: An Academic and personal journey through twenty years of nightlife research, Robert Hollands 3. The Symbolic Value of Alcohol: The importance of alcohol consumption, drinking practices and drinking spaces in classed and gendered identity construction, Kimberley Ross-Houle, Amanda Atkinson and Harry Sumnall 4. Beer and Belonging: Real ale consumption, place and identity , Thomas Thurnell-Read 5. Illegal Drinking Venues in a South African Township: Sites of struggle in the informal city, Andrew Charman 6. 'Eat, Drink and Be Merry for Tomorrow We Die': Alcohol practices in Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Marie Bonte 7. 'A Force to be Reckoned With': The Role and Influence of Alcohol in Leeds' Extreme Metal Scene, Gabby Riches 8. 'Never, Ever Go Down the Bigg Market': Classed and spatialised processes of othering on the 'girls' night out', Emily Nicholls 9. Young People's Alcohol-Related Urban Im/mobilities, Samantha Wilkinson 10. Parenting Style and Gender Effects on Alcohol Consumptions among University Students in France, Ludovic Gaussot, Loïc Le Minor and Nicolas Palierne 11. Growing up, Going out: Cultural and aesthetic attachment to the night time economy, Oliver Smith 12. 'There Are Limits on What You Can Do': Biographical reconstruction by those bereaved by alcohol-related deaths, Christine Valentine, Lorna Templeton and Richard Velleman 13. Drinking Dilemmas: Making a difference?, Mark Jayne and Gill Valentine
Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues are at the heart of this volume, which brings together the work of academics and researchers exploring social and cultural aspects of contemporary drinking practices. These drinking practices are enormously varied and are spatially and culturally defined. The contributions to the volume draw on research settings from across the UK and beyond to demonstrate both the complexity and diversity of drinking subjectivities and practices. Across these examples tensions relating to gender, social class, age and the life course are particularly prominent. Rather than align to now long-established moral discourses about what constitutes 'good' and 'bad' drinking, a sociological approaches to alcohol foreground the vivid, lived, nature of alcohol consumption and the associated experiences of drunkenness and intoxication. In doing so, the volume illuminates the controversial yet important social and cultural roles played by drink for individuals and groups across a range of social contexts.

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