Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives

Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives

by Patsy Staddon (Editor)

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Overview

Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives by Patsy Staddon


This book presents a comprehensive look at the social meaning of women’s alcohol use, building a rich social and environmental context through which the contributors can challenge current policy and practice in the field. Raising concerns about the political role of alcohol abuse treatment in policing women’s behavior, it aims to develop a new approach to women’s drinking and new ways of aiding recovery at national and local levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447318897
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Patsy Staddon founded the Alcohol Study Group of the British Sociological Association and the Women’s Independent Alcohol Support organization. She is the editor of Mental Health Service Users in Research: Critical Sociological Perspectives, also published by Policy Press.

Table of Contents


Introduction ~ Patsy Staddon

Part One: The social construction of women’s alcohol use
The context for a social model of alcohol use ~ Peter Beresford
Alcohol and moral regulation in historical context ~ Rachel McErlain
Normalisation of hedonism? Challenging convergence culture through ethnographic studies of alcohol consumption by young adults - a feminist exploration ~ Shane Blackman, Laura Doherty and Robert McPherson
Alcohol, young women’s culture and gender hierarchies ~ Alison Mackiewicz
Domestic abuse and women’s use of alcohol ~ Sarah Galvani, with Christine Toft

Part Two: Different women, different perspectives
Older women and alcohol ~ Marian Barnes and Lizzie Ward
The silences in our dance: Black Caribbean women and alcohol (mis)use ~ Laura Serrant
A drink in my hand: why 'putting down the glass' may be too simple a solution for lesbian women ~ Lyndsey Moon and Patsy Staddon
Been there, seen that, done it! An auto-ethnographic narrative account of alcohol use ~ Lyndsey Moon

Part Three: A social approach to women's alcohol treatment
The right 'space' for women: effective treatment in primary care for women’s dependent and problematic alcohol consumption ~ Jeff Fernandez
Responding to women’s alcohol problems through adult community learning provision ~ Lydia Lewis
What alcohol support women say they need: evidence from service user-led research and practice ~ Patsy Staddon
The social model in alcohol treatment services: the impact for women ~ Daisy Bogg, with Terry Bogg

Conclusion ~ Patsy Staddon

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