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Bar wars : contesting the night in contemporary British cities

Author: Phil Hadfield
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Britain today, if you are in the business of fighting crime, then you have to be in the business of dealing with alcohol. Binge drinking culture is intrinsic to urban leisure and has come to pose a key threat to public order. Unsurprisingly, a struggle is occurring. Pub and club companies, local authorities, central government, the police, the judiciary, local residents, drug and alcohol campaign groups, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Hadfield
ISBN: 9780199297856 0199297851
OCLC Number: 611765066
Notes: Gesehen am 12.02.2009.
Digitalisat der Druckausg. Oxford, 2006.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Hart Early Career Book Prize 2007.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; 1. "Couldn't Give a XXXX for Last Orders?" - The Politics of the Night ; I NIGHTS PAST ; 2. The Uses of Darkness ; 3. Paradise Lost: The Rise of the Night-time High Street ; II THE CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENT ; 4. Behind Bars: Social Control in Licensed Premises ; 5. Contesting Public Space ; III CONTEMPORARY CONTESTATIONS ; 6. The Combatants ; 7. Rose-Coloured Spectacles versus the Prophecies of Doom (The Shaping of Trial Discourse) ; 8. Notes from the Frontline: Licensing and the Courts ; 9. Contesting the Night ; APPENDIX ; "Price Discounts 'Out of Control' in Birmingham" ; GLOSSARY OF TERMS ; REFERENCES
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Hadfield, Phil.

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The night-time economy poses one of the biggest crime problems in Britain. This book highlights precisely how and why this threat developed at the time it did. It charts the rise of a 'night-time  Read more...

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With all-night drinking two years old last November, you might like to invest your beer money in a copy of Bar Wars, OUP's excellent new study of the night-time economy in British cities * Davis Read more...

 
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