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Alcohol and moral regulation : public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers

Author: Henry Yeomans
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Policy Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attitudes toward alcohol - and the extent and rate of its consumption - have undergone considerable changes over the centuries. In the face of contemporary concern with increased drinking, this volume offers a refreshing historical perspective, explaining that anxieties about alcohol are perhaps best understood as a 'hangover' from the Victorian period.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Yeomans
ISBN: 9781447309932 1447309936
OCLC Number: 872416287
Description: vii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking about drinking;Temperance and teetotalism;Balancing act or spirited measures?;The apogee of the temperance movement;An age of permissiveness;Alcohol, crime and disorder;Health, harm and risk;Conclusion: spirited measures and Victorian hangovers.
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Informed by historical research and sociological analysis, this book helps readers re-evaluate their understandings of British drinking culture. It is essential readying for students and academics.  Read more...

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"A provocative analysis of the interrelated moral and legal frameworks through which alcohol consumption has been regulated in Britain since the 18th century." British Journal of Criminology Read more...

 
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