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Women and alcohol: Social perspectives

Patsy Staddon


Issues of gender and alcohol are approached in ways which demonstrate the need to look differently at our understandings of women’s alcohol use. The use of a social model enables contributing authors to challenge medical models and position them within a political context. Prejudice and injustice are addressed, including the marginalization of women’s needs and the prevalence of outdated models. The book draws attention to failures and misunderstandings whereby the relevance to alcohol use of gender, social class and race have contributed to poor treatment, social injustice, and personal despa ... More

Keywords: women, alcohol, social perspective, political challenge, social injustice, interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318880
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patsy Staddon, editor
University of Plymouth

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