By Henry Yeomans

Alcohol intake is often defined as a latest, worsening and particularly British social challenge that calls for radical remedial law. proficient via old learn and sociological research, this publication takes an leading edge and fresh examine how Public attitudes and the rules of Alcohol have built via time. It argues that, instead of a reaction to traits in intake or damage, ongoing anxieties approximately Alcohol are most sensible understood as 'Hangovers' derived, particularly, from the Victorian interval. The fabricated from numerous years of analysis, this ebook goals to aid readers think again their understandings of consuming. As such, it truly is crucial interpreting for college students, teachers and somebody with a significant curiosity in Britain's 'drink problem'.

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55 Elias, Norbert, The Civilizing Process, Oxford: Blackwell, 1994, p 56. 56 Ibid, p 443. 57 Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish, London: Penguin, 1991. 58 Foucault, Michel, Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the College de France 1977–78, Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2007, p 120. 59 Greenaway, John, Drink and British Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003, p 21. 60 Ibid, pp 29-34. 61 Ibid, pp 1-2. 62 Baggott, Rob, Alcohol, Politics and Social Policy, Aldershot: Gower, 1990;Thom, Dealing with Drink.

61 Ibid, pp 1-2. 62 Baggott, Rob, Alcohol, Politics and Social Policy, Aldershot: Gower, 1990;Thom, Dealing with Drink. 63 Baggott, Alcohol, Politics and Social Policy, pp 157-158. 64 Thom, Dealing with Drink. 65 Nicholls, Politics of Alcohol, p 260. 66 Ibid, pp 96-108. 67 Ibid, pp 34-50. See also: Warner, Craze. 68 Ibid, p 255. 69 Harrison, Drink and the Victorians; Shiman, Lilian Lewis, Crusade Against Drink, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988. Although Harrison’s timeframe extends only until 1872, his final chapter ‘The End’ comments on the drink problem after that date and into the early years of the 20th century.

14 Johnston, Lucy,‘Ban Alcohol in Binge Towns’, Sunday Express, 22 March 2009. 15 ‘Profile: Chief Constable Peter Fahy’, BBC News, 18 August 2007. 16 See: Donaldson, Annual Report. , Alcohol and the State, London: Nicholson and Watson, 1940, pp 331-335. q=attitudes 19 While I sometimes refer to Britain or the British in this book, the focus here is on the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales. The book will likely hold some relevance for those interested in the ‘drink problem’ in other parts of the British Isles, but no specific attempts are made to investigate drinking in other areas.

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