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Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom / Edition 1
     

Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom / Edition 1

by Martin Chanock, Chris Arup, Mariana Valverde
 

ISBN-10: 0521644690

ISBN-13: 9780521644693

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This broad-ranging and innovative investigation explores the ways in which both authorities and individual consumers have defined and managed the pleasures and dangers of alcoholic beverages. It explores the question of free will versus determinism and how it has been challenged by ideas about addiction, morality and psychology during the past 150 years. This book

Overview

This broad-ranging and innovative investigation explores the ways in which both authorities and individual consumers have defined and managed the pleasures and dangers of alcoholic beverages. It explores the question of free will versus determinism and how it has been challenged by ideas about addiction, morality and psychology during the past 150 years. This book is based on years of original research and draws on sources from the United States, UK, Canada and elsewhere and will appeal to readers in legal studies, addiction studies, criminology, sociology and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521644693
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Disease or habit? Alcoholism and the exercise of freedom; 2. Repairing diseased wills: Victorian science and pastoral medicine before 'alcoholism'; 3. The fragmentation of inebriety; 4. 'Enlightened hedonism': the emergence of alcohol science in the US; 5. The power of powerlessness: Alcoholics Anonymous techniques for governing the self; 6. The liquor of government and the government of liquor; 7. Reducing risks, replacing fluids; 8. Judicial diagnostics: 'Intoxicated Automatism' and the resurrection of the will.

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