Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity
Prof. Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield)
Dr. Mark Jayne (University of Manchester)
Prof. Robert Hollands (Newcastle University)
Call for Papers
Despite recent advances, academic studies of alcohol still frequently struggle to reconcile the individual, social and cultural pleasures and benefits of drinking and drunkenness with concerns for public order, health and wellbeing and social policy. Drinking practices are diverse and are spatially and culturally defined. What we drink, how we drink, where we drink, who we drink with and , indeed, when we decide not to drink may all be informed by our identity as constituted through social class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality , age, religion and (dis)ability.
This two day conference will bring together academics and researchers working in issues relating to alcohol and drinking to explore these ‘drinking dilemmas’ from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We particularly welcome papers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (including but by no means limited to sociology, history, psychology, law, geography and addiction studies) and from early career and international researchers.
Topics of Interest Include:
Drinking Biographies and Alcohol Across the Life Course
Alcohol, Children and the Family
Drink and National Identity
Addiction, Treatment and Recovery
Alcohol Use Within Subcultures
Public/Private Drinking Spaces
Rural/Urban Drinking Spaces
Drinking, Gender and Sexuality
Alternatives and Abstinence
Drink, Migration and Diaspora
Alcohol , Work and Occupational Identity
Please send an abstract of 200 words along with a title, your full contact details and institutional affiliation here by 28th July 2013.
Registration Fee: £ 80 Postgraduate; £110 BSA Members; £130 Non-Members