Women and Alcohol in Social Context

Women and Alcohol in Social Context : Mother's Ruin Revisited

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Drinking alcohol can be immensely pleasurable and life-enhancing. On the other hand, it can be associated with danger and risk. This book explores some of the implications of this dichotomy, which creates many policy and practice dilemmas, by a detailed exploration of the place of drinking in women's lives. Interviews and case-studies show women's drinking practices to be constructive and autonomous responses to the social and material contexts of their lives.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • 0333992687
  • 9780333992685

Table of contents

List of Tables List of Figures Foreword by Elizabeth Ettorre Acknowledgements Introduction: Have a Drink What Encourages Women to Drink? Women Account for Drinking Differences Drinking Careers Occupational Hazards Social Circles Bottling It Up Satisfaction or Solace: Two Case Studies Preventing Alcohol Related Harms Promoting Fair Shares for All References Indexshow more

About Jan Waterson

JAN WATERSON is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Birmingham. She has a practice background in social work and the health service.show more