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Diseases of the will : alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom, Mariana Valverde

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Diseases of the will : alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom
Title
Diseases of the will
Title remainder
alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Mariana Valverde
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While associated with comfort and pleasure, alcohol continues to be a 'problem' substance, both for medical and political authorities and for many drinkers. In this broad-ranging and innovative historical-sociological investigation, Valverde explores the ways in which both authorities and individual consumers have defined and managed the pleasures and dangers of alcoholic beverages. Paradoxically, excessive drinking has been perceived to weaken 'the free will' and to be simultaneously caused by a weakness of the will. Valverde explores how the notion of a free will has been challenged by ideas about addiction." "Based on years of original research, and drawing on North American, British and other sources, this book discusses nineteenth century 'dipsomania', the history of inebriate homes, postwar American notions of 'the alcoholic personality', Alcoholics Anonymous, fetal alcohol education, and liquor control and licencing."--Jacket
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DLC
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1955-
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Valverde, Mariana
Dewey number
362.292/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5020
LC item number
.V35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholics
  • Liquor laws
  • Free will and determinism
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Free will and determinism
  • Liquor laws
  • Vrije wil
  • Alcoholisme
  • Alkoholismus
  • Geschichte 1800-1900
  • Alkoholkonsum
  • Politik
  • USA
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Freedom
Label
Diseases of the will : alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom, Mariana Valverde
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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. 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 United States -- 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 -- Appendix: The Twelve Steps
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033644546
Label
Diseases of the will : alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom, Mariana Valverde
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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. 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 United States -- 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 -- Appendix: The Twelve Steps
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033644546

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