Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Binge drinking: Stricter controls needed, experts say

Date:
January 3, 2013
Source:
Taylor & Francis
Summary:
A new study suggests that the UK's alcohol problem will continue to worsen until the availability and cultural presence of alcohol is subject to stricter controls.

A new study from the Journal of Marketing Management suggests that the UK's alcohol problem will continue to worsen until the availability and cultural presence of alcohol is subject to stricter controls.

Related Articles


The paper, "Young adults and 'binge' drinking: A Bakhtinian analysis" points to a deep contradiction between young people's lived experience of alcohol, and government policy discourses based on appeals to individual moral responsibility.

Several themes emerged from the study's focus-group and depth interviews with 89 young adults of mixed ethnicity, class, and gender aged 18-25 in three geographical locations in the UK between 2006 and 2007. Without prompting, individuals would relate sometimes quite lengthy narratives to the group around experiences of extreme drinking. The study includes extracts from the transcripts of these stories.

The stories often retold events which were dangerous, reckless, irresponsible, or potentially highly incriminating for the subject's reputation for controlled or responsible behaviour. The stories would be received with rapt attention, affirmative interjections, and excited laughter which, the study felt had an element of Bakhtin's folk and carnival humour which stands in opposition to the official conventions and mores of the day. There appeared to be a temporary subversion and reversal of social norms and roles in a world turned 'inside out' as a result of the effects of alcohol.

The study suggests that insights into extreme drinking as a cultural phenomenon should be a necessary part of policy engagement with the issue. This must go beyond simplistic calls to 'change' Britain's drinking culture and must, rather, engage with that culture in order to generate policy which connects with the role alcohol plays in consumers' lived experience.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Taylor & Francis. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Chris Hackley, Andrew Bengry-Howell, Christine Griffin, Willm Mistral, Isabelle Szmigin, Rungpaka Amy Hackley née Tiwsakul. Young adults and ‘binge’ drinking: A Bakhtinian analysis. Journal of Marketing Management, 2012; 1 DOI: 10.1080/0267257X.2012.729074

Cite This Page:

Taylor & Francis. "Binge drinking: Stricter controls needed, experts say." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 January 2013. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130103130954.htm>.
Taylor & Francis. (2013, January 3). Binge drinking: Stricter controls needed, experts say. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 28, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130103130954.htm
Taylor & Francis. "Binge drinking: Stricter controls needed, experts say." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130103130954.htm (accessed March 28, 2015).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Mind & Brain News

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

AAA: Distracted Driving a Serious Teen Problem

AAA: Distracted Driving a Serious Teen Problem

AP (Mar. 25, 2015) — While distracted driving is not a new problem for teens, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it&apos;s much more serious than previously thought. (March 25) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Smartphone Use Changing Our Brain and Thumb Interaction, Say Researchers

Smartphone Use Changing Our Brain and Thumb Interaction, Say Researchers

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 25, 2015) — European researchers say our smartphone use offers scientists an ideal testing ground for human brain plasticity. Dr Ako Ghosh&apos;s team discovered that the brains and thumbs of smartphone users interact differently from those who use old-fashioned handsets. Jim Drury went to meet him. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Many Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's, But Their Doctors Do

Many Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's, But Their Doctors Do

Newsy (Mar. 24, 2015) — According to a new study by the Alzheimer&apos;s Association, more than half of those who have the degenerative brain disease aren&apos;t told by their doctors. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
A Quick 45-Minute Nap Can Improve Your Memory

A Quick 45-Minute Nap Can Improve Your Memory

Newsy (Mar. 23, 2015) — Researchers found those who napped for 45 minutes to an hour before being tested on information recalled it five times better than those who didn&apos;t. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins