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Author Gusfield, Joseph R., 1923-

Title Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems / Joseph R. Gusfield
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [1996]


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 MELB  391.130973 Gus/Cmt  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: The Social Problems Contexts of Alcohol Studies -- 2. Contested Meanings and the Cultural Authority of Social Problems -- 3. "No More Cakes and Ale": The Rhetoric and Politics of Drinking Research -- 4. Passage to Play: Rituals of Drinking Time in American Society -- 5. Benevolent Repression: Popular Culture, Social Structure, and the Control of Drinking -- 6. Competence and Incompetence in Drinking and Driving: Situated Aspects of Control and Autonomy -- 7. The Bar as a Context of Social Control / Joseph A. Kotarba and Paul K. Rasmussen -- 8. Moral Passage: The Symbolic Process in Public Designation of Deviance -- 9. Deviance in the Welfare State: The Alcoholism Profession and the Entitlements of Stigma -- 10. Persuasion to Deviance: Stigma and Redemption in Law and Medicine -- 11. The Prevention of Drinking Problems -- 12. Prevention: Rise, Decline, and Renaissance -- 13. The Control of Drinking-Driving in the United States: A Period in Transition?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-362) and index
Subject Alcoholism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects -- United States.
LC no. 95043786
ISBN 0299149307 (cloth : alk. paper)
029914934X (paperback: alk. paper)