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Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems, Joseph R. Gusfield

Label
Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems
Title
Contested meanings
Title remainder
the construction of alcohol problems
Statement of responsibility
Joseph R. Gusfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Joseph R. Gusfield has been for decades the most creative, penetrating, and far-sighted sociologist of alcohol's ambiguous place in American society. Combining in his work the perspectives and methods of historian, anthropologist, and sociologist, Gusfield brings together in this volume many of his most important articles from a span of twenty years, as well as several fascinating but little-known ethnographic studies of bars in San Diego and a previously unpublished study of court-mandated procedures involving convicted drinking-drivers
  • Gusfield begins by offering two new constructionist analyses of social problems, focusing on alcohol. His theme throughout Contested Meanings is the conflicting and changing ways society defines social problems (when does alcohol consumption cross the line from social activity to social problem?) and on the social and policy consequences of those definitions. He emerges in the course of the book as a thoughtful and realistic social critic who looks beyond analyses of drinking as pathological behavior to consider the place of alcohol in American popular and leisure culture
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1923-
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Gusfield, Joseph R.
Dewey number
391.1/3/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5292
LC item number
.G77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholisme
  • Cafés
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Alcoolisme
  • Consommation d'alcool
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • United States
  • Alcoholisme
  • Cafés
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Alkoholmissbrauch
  • Soziologie
  • USA
Label
Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems, Joseph R. Gusfield
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028568330
Label
Contested meanings : the construction of alcohol problems, Joseph R. Gusfield
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028568330

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