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Changing drinking styles in Denmark and Finland: Fragmentation of male and female drinking among young adults
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2011 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 46, no 10, 1244-1255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A traditional heavy intoxication-oriented drinking style, "heroic drinking", is a central drinking practice in Denmark and Finland, especially among men. However, it seems that another drinking style leading to intoxication, "playful drinking", has become more prevalent in Denmark as well as in Finland. Playful drinking is characterized by self-presentations in diverse forms of game situations where you need to play with different aspects of social and bodily styles. We approach the positions of heroic drinking and playful drinking among young adults (between 17 and 23) in Denmark and Finland by analyzing how they discuss these two drinking styles in focus groups (N=16).

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2011. Vol. 46, no 10, 1244-1255 p.
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alcohol, youth, young adults, drinking styles, intoxication, gender, social theory, comparative sociology, culture, qualitative methods
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Social Work
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52375DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.569965ISI: 000293170400004OAI: diva2:387228
Alkoholkultur i förändring (FAS: 2008-0658)
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2012-12-10Bibliographically approved

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