College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Cultureby George W. Dowdall
Pub. Date: 11/28/2012
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Review of the original edition
“In comparison the other recent books on the topic, Dowdall’s book is more broad-based, yet also more comprehensive, and utilizes a wider range of scientific and professional resources, and provides more evidence-based suggestions for change to a wider audience. If there is a book that can reach all intended audiences… See more details below
Review of the original edition
“In comparison the other recent books on the topic, Dowdall’s book is more broad-based, yet also more comprehensive, and utilizes a wider range of scientific and professional resources, and provides more evidence-based suggestions for change to a wider audience. If there is a book that can reach all intended audiences (college administrators, governmental policy makers, practitioners, scientists, parents, and students), Dowdall’s book seems to do it. Readers of varied backgrounds should all come away with useful information and suggestions for changes."?The Journal of Higher Education
Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety.
This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue.
It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking.
This book both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.
- Stylus Publishing, LLC
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Revised Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 14.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Table of ContentsFigures and Tables
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
1) College Drinking as a Social Problem
2) Reframing College Drinking
3) The Impact of College Drinking
4) The “Dark Figure” of Alcohol-Related Campus Crime: The Gap Between Reported Incidents and Victimizations
5) Work Hard, Play Hard: College Drinking, Social Life, and Sex
6) Public Alcohol Policy and College Drinking
7) The College Response: Reframing Prevention
8) What More Can Colleges Do?
9) How to Cope with College Drinking: What Students and Parents Can Do
Afterword: 2013Changing the Culture of College Drinking
Appendix A: Sources for Further Information
Appendix B: Methods and Data
Appendix C: Timeline of Important Events Shaping College Drinking
Appendix D: Alcohol and Crime Data for Colleges
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