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Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom (Paperback) Loot Price: R984
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Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom (Paperback)

Mariana Valverde; Series edited by Chris Arup, Martin Chanock, Pat O'Malley, Sally Engle Merry, Susan Silbey

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While associated with comfort and pleasure, alcohol has been and is 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. The author explores the question of free will versus determinism and how it has been challenged by ideas about addiction, morality and psychology during the last 150 years. The book draws on sources from the US, UK, Canada and elsewhere, and covers topics including nineteenth century 'dipsomania', the history of inebriate homes, Alcoholics Anonymous, fetal alcohol education and liquor control. It will appeal to readers in legal studies, criminology, sociology, psychology, social theory and the history of medicine.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 1998
First published: 1998
Authors: Mariana Valverde
Series editors: Chris Arup • Martin Chanock • Pat O'Malley • Sally Engle Merry • Susan Silbey
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 251
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-64469-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects
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LSN: 0-521-64469-0
Barcode: 9780521644693

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