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Family life and alcohol consumption: The transmission of 'public' and 'private' drinking cultures

Jayne, Mark, Valentine, G. and Gould, M. 2012. Family life and alcohol consumption: The transmission of 'public' and 'private' drinking cultures. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 19 (3) , pp. 192-200. 10.3109/09687637.2011.640720

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This article considers the transmission of drinking cultures within families. In particular, we highlight the differential and discursive construction of the home as a space where parents/carers are happy to introduce children to alcohol in a ‘safe’ environment in opposition to public spaces which they consider to be locations where alcohol consumption is associated with violence and disorder. Presenting empirical research undertaken in the UK, we argue that parents/carers miss the opportunity to teach children about the range of drinking practices and spaces they may experience throughout their lives and fail to engage with their children about wider social responsibilities as potential drinkers in the future. We conclude with theoretical- and policy-relevant insights.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science (KES)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Informa
ISSN: 0968-7637
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:56

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