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Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America / Edition 1
     

Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America / Edition 1

by Lori Rotskoff
 

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ISBN-10: 0807854026

ISBN-13: 9780807854020

Pub. Date: 10/07/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America

Overview

Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854020
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Series:
Gender and American Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Cultures of Drink in Prohibition and Postrepeal America

Dissolute Manhood and the Rituals of Intemperance

Righteous Womanhood and the Politics of Temperance

Depression, War, and the Rise of Social Drinking

Drink, Gender, and Sociability in the in the 1930s and 1940s

Chapter 2. Engendering the Alcoholic

From Intemperance to Alcoholism

Diagnosing the Alcoholic Man

Problem Drinkers and Returning Veterans in Postwar Popular Culture

Chapter 3. Alcoholics Anonymous and the Culture of Sobriety

The Social Foundations of Mutual Help in the 1930s and 1940s

The Early Membership of Alcoholics Anonymous

Gendered Rituals of Fellowship

Gendered Narratives of Illness and Recovery

Chapter 4. The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage

Diagnosing the Alcoholic's Wife

The Wives of AA and Al-Anon in the 1940s and 1950s

Rehabilitating the Alcoholic Marriage

Chapter 5. Drink and Domesticity in Postwar America

The Alcoholic Culture of the Postwar Suburbs

Alcohol and Family Trouble in Postwar Fiction and Popular Culture

Drinking, Consumerism, and the Cultural Significance of Alcoholism

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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