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Author Waterson, Jan, 1949-

Title Women and alcohol in social context : mother's ruin revisited / Jan Waterson ; foreword by Elizabeth Ettorre ; consultant editor, Jo Campling
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York, N.Y. [USA] : Palgrave, 2000


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Description xiii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "The place of drinking in women's lives is explored by contrasting the lives of thirty professional women with those of thirty non-professional women. This demonstrates that social advantage provides increased access to the enjoyments associated with alcohol use but is not necessarily a protection against the risks. Different employment and social contact patterns are reflected in drinking styles. Drinking to 'drown sorrows' may be a folk idea but there is some truth in it, as some women try to cope with profound feelings of having failed as women, either as partners or as mothers. Two case-studies of women with identified drinking problems continue this theme of drinking as a constructive response to their differing social and material situations."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Subject Women -- Alcohol use -- Great Britain.
Author Campling, Jo.
LC no. 2000034785
ISBN 0333665899 cloth
0333665902 paperback