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Alcohol consumption and geographies of childhood and family life

Jayne, Mark and Valentine, G. 2016. Alcohol consumption and geographies of childhood and family life. In: Evans, Bethan, Horton, John and Skelton, Tracey eds. Play and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing, Geographies of Children and Young People, vol. 9. London: Springer, pp. 545-560. (10.1007/978-981-4585-51-4_34)

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This chapter considers the transmission of drinking cultures within families. In particular we highlight the differential and discursive construction of the home as a space where parents/carers are happy to introduce children to alcohol in a “safe” environment in opposition to public spaces which they consider to be locations where alcohol consumption is associated with violence and disorder. Presenting empirical research undertaken in the UK, we argue that parents/carers miss the opportunity to teach children about the range of drinking practices and spaces they may experience throughout their lives and fail to engage with their children about wider social responsibilities as potential drinkers in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789814585507
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