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An introduction to drinking dilemmas: space culture and identity

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posted on 19.09.2017, 13:28 authored by Thomas Thurnell-ReadThomas Thurnell-Read
This book explores the social and cultural significance of alcohol, its consumption and its various effects and impacts at a time when alcohol is said to cost the British National Health Service £2.7 billion a year (The NHS Information Centre 2011) and to annually account for 3.3 million deaths globally (WHO 2014). Yet, the chapters that comprise this volume do not position alcohol as exclusively negative. Throughout the volume, we see drinking as a means of forging personal identity, solidify friendships and finding release from the pressures and anxieties of modern life.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Sociological Futures

Citation

THURNELL-READ, T., 2015. An introduction to drinking dilemmas: space culture and identity. IN: Thurnell-Read, T. (ed.). Drinking dilemmas: space, culture and identity. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.1-12.

Publisher

© Routledge

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Drinking dilemmas: space, culture and identity on 18/12/2015, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138931145.

ISBN

1138931144;9781138931145;9781315679914

Book series

Sociological futures;

Language

en