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By James Nicholls

ISBN-10: 0719077052

ISBN-13: 9780719077050

ISBN-10: 071908637X

ISBN-13: 9780719086373

questions about drink - the way it is used, the way it may be regulated and the social hazards it offers - were a resource of sustained and heated dispute in recent times. within the politics of alcohol, newly on hand in paperback, Nicholls places those matters in ancient context by means of supplying an in depth and large survey of public debates on alcohol from the creation of licensing within the mid-sixteenth century via to fresh controversies over 24-hour licensing, binge ingesting and the inexpensive sale of alcohol in supermarkets. In doing so, he indicates that matters over ingesting have consistently been tied to broader questions on nationwide id, person freedom and the connection among executive and the marketplace. He argues that during order to correctly comprehend the cultural prestige of alcohol we have to ponder what attitudes to ingesting let us know in regards to the ideas that underpin our sleek, liberal society.

The politics of alcohol provides a wide-ranging, obtainable and seriously illuminating consultant to the social, political and cultural heritage of alcohol in England. overlaying components together with legislation, public coverage, clinical concept, media representations and political philosophy, it is going to supply crucial studying for someone drawn to both the historical past of alcohol intake, alcohol coverage or the complicated social questions posed by way of consuming today.

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