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'You're repulsive': Limits to acceptable drunken comportment for young adults
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för socialvetenskaplig alkohol- och drogforskning (SoRAD). La Trobe University, Australia.
Rekke forfattare: 32018 (engelsk)Inngår i: International journal on drug policy, ISSN 0955-3959, E-ISSN 1873-4758, Vol. 53, s. 106-112Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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Background: Researchers have described a 'culture of intoxication' among young people. Yet drunkenness remains a socially risky practice with potential to evoke emotions of irritation and even disgust. We consider intoxicated practices that young adults in Melbourne, Australia, described as distasteful, to identify contemporary cultural forces that constrain intoxication and limit how it is enacted.

Method: Interviews were conducted with 60 participants in Melbourne, Australia, each with recent drinking experience. Participants were asked to provide accounts of moments when they regarded their own or others' drunken comportment as unsociable or unpleasant. Transcripts were analysed to identify recurrent themes.

Results: Despite amusement when recounting drunken antics, almost everyone in the study identified some discomfort at their own or other's drunkenness. We describe four interacting domains where lines delineating acceptable comportment appear be drawn. The first concerns intoxicated practices. Unpleasant drunken comportment often entailed a sense that the drunk person had disturbed others through an overflow of the self extruding intimacy, sexuality, violence or bodily fluids. The second domain was gendering, with women vulnerable to being regarded as sexually inappropriate, and men as threatening. Third, the settings where intoxicated behaviour occurred influenced whether intoxicated people risked censure. Finally, the relationships between the drunk person and others, including their respective social positions and drinking patterns, shaped how they were perceived.

Conclusion: The capacity of alcohol to render people more open to the world is both sought and reviled. It is important to recognise that there remain limits on acceptable drunken comportment, although these are complex and contingent. These limits are enforced via people's affective responses to drunkenness. This is form of alcohol harm reduction that occurs outside of public health intervention. Thus, cultures that constrain drinking should be supported wherever it is possible to do so without reinforcing stigmatising identities.

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2018. Vol. 53, s. 106-112
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155990DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.10.005ISI: 000427999800014PubMedID: 29331756OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155990DiVA, id: diva2:1205307
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-05-14 Laget: 2018-05-14 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-08bibliografisk kontrollert

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