By Thomas Thurnell-Read
Drinking and drunkenness became a focus for political and media debates to contest notions of accountability, self-discipline and hazard; but, whilst, educational experiences have highlighted the gains of consuming relating to sociability, belonging and id. those matters are on the center of this quantity, which brings jointly the paintings of teachers and researchers exploring social and cultural facets of latest ingesting practices. those ingesting practices are tremendously different and are spatially and culturally outlined. The contributions to the amount draw on study settings from around the united kingdom and past to illustrate either the complexity and variety of consuming subjectivities and practices. throughout those examples tensions in relation to gender, social category, age and the lifestyles path are really favourite. instead of align to now fashioned ethical discourses approximately what constitutes ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ingesting, ?sociological techniques to alcohol foreground the bright, lived, nature of alcohol intake and the linked studies of drunkenness and intoxication. In doing so, the quantity illuminates the debatable but vital social and cultural roles performed by way of drink for people and teams throughout a number social contexts.
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