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Swimming with crocodiles [electronic resource] : the culture of extreme drinking /
[edited by] Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham.
imprint
New York : Routledge, c2008.
description
xiii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415955483 (hardbound : alk. paper), 9780415955485 (hardbound : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Routledge, c2008.
isbn
0415955483 (hardbound : alk. paper)
9780415955485 (hardbound : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Extreme drinking / Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham -- A history of intoxication: changing attitudes to drunkenness and excess in the United Kingdom / Fiona Measham -- Beyond boundaries: youth and the dream of the extreme / Véronique Nahoum-Grappe -- What motivates extreme drinking? / Barbara Leigh and Christine Lee -- Focus group results -- Stakeholders and their roles / Mark Leverton and Keith Evans -- Extreme drinking, young people, and feasible policy / Marjana Martinic and Barton Alexander -- Feasible interventions : tackling extreme drinking in young people / Mônica Gorgulho and Daniya Tamendarova.
catalogue key
8776497
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Marjana Martinic, Ph.D., is Vice President for Public Health at the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP, U.S.A.). She has published extensively in the fields of neuroscience and alcohol policy
Summaries
Main Description
There is evidence that a distinct pattern of alcohol consumption is emerging across the world and is a cause for concern because of its relationship with a range of health and social problems. Its visibility, particularly its high involvement of young people, makes this not only an issue for public safety and order in many countries, but also a highly contentious and politicized subject. This book examines the rapid and heavy drinking behavior by young people, described in a number of countries, positioning it within its appropriate social, historical and cultural contexts. The book argues in favor of a new term, Sextreme drinking, to fully encapsulate the many facets of this behavior, taking into account the underlying motivations for the heavy, excessive and unrestrained drinking patterns of many young people. It also acknowledges the drinking process itself and accommodates greater focus on outcomes that are likely to follow. In many ways, Sextreme drinking is not so far removed from other Sextreme behaviors, such as extreme sports “ all offer a challenge, their pursuit is motivated by an expectation of pleasure, and they are, by design, not without risk to those who engage in them, others around them and society as a whole. Edited by Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham, Swimming with Crocodilesis the ninth volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society. The authors discuss the factors that motivate extreme drinking, address the developmental, cultural and historical contexts that have surrounded it, and offer a new approach to addressing this behavior through prevention and policy. The centerpiece of the book is a series of focus groups conducted with young people in Brazil, China, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, which examine their views on extreme drinking, motivations behind it and the cultural similarities and differences that exist, conferring at once risk and protective factors.
Main Description
College students, and even high school students, are drinking more than in the past, they are doing it more often and they're doing it to get drunk. The result is more accidents, fatal ones, sexual assault, vandalism, riots, deaths, and lawsuits that inevitably follow. The term Extreme Drinking, or high risk drinking, has steadily emerged as a catchall phrase within the beverage industry, national institutes of health, and university and youth health services to try to define and understand these recent and dangerous trends among youth drinking habits. Swimming with Crocodiles , the ninth volume in the ICAP Series on Alcohol in Society, explores the issues surrounding the extreme drinking culture across cultures. Drawing from a series of international focus groups conducted in 2005 in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the UK, this volume considers cross-cultural perspectives on extreme drinking, from historical perspectives and motivation tolessons learned. Particular attention is paid to the various roles of government, the beverage alcohol industry, social institutions, and public health organizations, and how each can take steps in policy and practice towards harm reduction. Best practices for intervention and prevention measures for education and harm reduction are discussed, as are the implications of existing policies and proposed steps to be taken in the future. As with other books in the ICAP series, the issues covered are relevant to those working within and with the beverage alcohol industry, with an emphasis on increasing awareness, developing new partnerships and moving toward shared responsibility.
Main Description
College students, and even high school students, are drinking more than in the past, they are doing it more often and they're doing it to get drunk. The result is more accidents, fatal ones, sexual assault, vandalism, riots, deaths, and lawsuits that inevitably follow. The term Extreme Drinking, or high risk drinking, has steadily emerged as a catchall phrase within the beverage industry, national institutes of health, and university and youth health services to try to define and understand these recent and dangerous trends among youth drinking habits. Swimming with Crocodiles , the ninth volume in the ICAP Series on Alcohol in Society, explores the issues surrounding the extreme drinking culture across cultures. Drawing from a series of international focus groups conducted in 2005 in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the UK, this volume considers cross-cultural perspectives on extreme drinking, from historical perspectives and motivation to lessonslearned. Particular attention is paid to the various roles of government, the beverage alcohol industry, social institutions, and public health organizations, and how each can take steps in policy and practice towards harm reduction. Best practices for intervention and prevention measures for education and harm reduction are discussed, as are the implications of existing policies and proposed steps to be taken in the future. As with other books in the ICAP series, the issues covered are relevant to those working within and with the beverage alcohol industry, with an emphasis on increasing awareness, developing new partnerships and moving toward shared responsibility.
Main Description
There is evidence that a distinct pattern of alcohol consumption is emerging across the world. Its visibility, particularly its high involvement of young people, makes this not only an issue for public safety and order in many countries, but also a highly contentious and politicized subject. Swimming with Crocodiles introduces a new term-"extreme drinking"-to encapsulate the many facets of this behavior, taking into account the motivations for the heavy, excessive, and unrestrained drinking patterns of many young people. Edited by Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham, the ninth volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society discusses factors that motivate extreme drinking, explores the developmental, cultural and historical contexts surrounding it, and offers a new approach to addressing this behavior through prevention and policy. The centerpiece of the book is a series of focus groups conducted in Brazil, China, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, which examine young people's views and motivations behind extreme drinking, as well as the cultural similarities and differences that exist, conferring at once risk and protective factors. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Disclaimerp. xiii
Extreme Drinkingp. 1
A History of Intoxication: Changing Attitudes to Drunkenness and Excess in the United Kingdomp. 13
Beyond Boundaries: Youth and the Dream of the Extremep. 37
Case Study: Young People's Drinking in Francep. 39
What Motivates Extreme Drinking?p. 53
Case Study: Drinking among Young People in the United Kingdomp. 67
Focus Group Resultsp. 79
Brazilp. 84
Chinap. 95
Italyp. 111
Nigeriap. 120
Russiap. 132
South Africap. 141
Scotland, United Kingdomp. 148
Stakeholders and Their Rolesp. 161
Extreme Drinking, Young People, and Feasible Policyp. 183
Case Study: Botellon in Spainp. 193
Feasible Interventions: Tackling Extreme Drinking in Young Peoplep. 219
Case Study: Drinking among Sorority and Fraternity Students in the United Statesp. 228
Afterwordp. 261
Procedures for Focus Groups on Extreme Drinkingp. 263
Guiding Questions for Focus Groupsp. 265
Indexp. 269
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