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Jarvinen, Margaretha and Room, Robin, eds. (2007) Youth drinking cultures: European experiences. Aldershot: Ashgate .

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How can 'binge drinking' be explained and understood? Is alcohol consumption related to the particular cultural characteristics of some European countries? Should heavy drinking cultures be seen as a mainstream youth phenomenon or as marginal - and is this different in different countries?A team of leading researchers addresses these questions and more in their analysis of the alcohol consumption patterns of European young people. Alcohol consumption is an important marker of transition from childhood to early adulthood, yet the timing, intensity and purpose of adolescent drinking varies dramatically between countries. The contributors provide cross-national comparisons to investigate how drinking behaviour varies, examining factors such as gender, societal context and family socio-economic backgrounds.

Youth Drinking Cultures offers a comprehensive set of perspectives on adolescent drinking in Europe. In linking issues around social identity and the life-course with a highly topical area of media and policy concern, the book will be of great value to sociology and social policy scholars, especially youth researchers, and also to professionals working with young people

Item Type:Book
Call No:BB, TA14
Pages:xiv, 1
Place of Publication:Aldershot
Keywords:Europe, binge drinking, underage drinking, youth culture, cultural patterns of drinking, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Accession Number:HRB 4083 (Available), HRB 4923 (Available)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Sociocultural substance use
T Demographic characteristics > Underage drinker
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Recreational drug use
T Demographic characteristics > Gender differences
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
VA Geographic area > Europe

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