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By Henry Yeomans

Alcohol intake is usually defined as a latest, worsening and notably British social challenge that calls for radical remedial legislation. educated through old examine and sociological research, this publication takes an cutting edge and clean examine how Public attitudes and the law of Alcohol have built via time. It argues that, instead of a reaction to tendencies in intake or damage, ongoing anxieties approximately Alcohol are most sensible understood as 'Hangovers' derived, specifically, from the Victorian interval. The made from a number of years of study, this publication goals to assist readers think again their understandings of ingesting. As such, it's crucial examining for college students, lecturers and someone with a major curiosity in Britain's 'drink problem'.

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Eds) Society, Culture and Drinking Patterns, New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1962. ’. Critcher has also examined this period with reference to moral panic theory: Critcher, Chas, ‘Drunken Antics: The Gin Craze, Binge Drinking and Political Economy of Moral Regulation’, in Hier, Sean (ed) Moral Panics and Politics of Anxiety, Abingdon: Routledge, 2011, pp 171-189. , Whigs and Hunters, Harmondswoth: Penguin, 1977, p 195. 95 Hunt, Governing Morals, p 28. 96 Cohen, Folk Devils, p 9. 97 Rowbotham, Judith, and Stevenson, Kim, Behaving Badly, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.

Warner links changes in American attitudes to alcohol during this period to the evangelical revival49 and the coverage in the British press of drink stories in the United States (US) suggests a similar hardening of views may have been occurring on this side of this Atlantic also. In a similar vein, the Hull Packet chose, in 1826, to print an extract by the famous jurist and 17th-century Puritan Sir Matthew Hale. 50 This type of person thinks that devotion to God and the practices of religious duty are foolish until, that is, he becomes sick.

24 Thom, Betsy, Dealing with Drink: Alcohol and Social Policy from Treatment to Prevention, London: Free Association Books, 1999, p 11. 25 Plant and Plant, Binge Britain. ’, Journal of Substance Use, 2007, vol 12 (6), pp 429-445. 26 Sheron, Nick, Hawkey, Chris, and Gilmore, Ian,‘Projections of Alcohol Deaths – a Wake Up Call’, The Lancet, 2011, vol 377 (9774), pp 1297-1299. 27 Ibid, p 1298. 28 Warner, Jessica, Her, Minghao, Gmel, Gerhard, and Rehm, Jurgen, ‘Can Legislation Prevent Debauchery? Mother Gin and Public Health in 18th Century England’, American Journal of Public Health, 2001, vol 91 (3), pp 375384.

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