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

Author: Henry Yeomans
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Policy Press, 2014
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Alcohol consumption is frequently described as a contemporary, worsening and peculiarly British social problem that requires radical remedial Regulation. Informed by historical research and sociological analysis, this book takes an innovative and refreshing look at how Public attitudes and the Regulation of Alcohol have developed through time. It argues that, rather than a response to trends in consumption or harm,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Yeomans
ISBN: 9781447309932 1447309936
OCLC Number: 900478970
Description: vii, 279 s. : ill.
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 "An Read more...

 
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