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The Resource Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain : Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard, by Thora Hands, (electronic resource)

Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain : Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard, by Thora Hands, (electronic resource)

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Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain : Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard
Title
Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Title remainder
Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard
Statement of responsibility
by Thora Hands
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period. This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic substances and these were driven by broader social, cultural, medical and commercial factors. Although drunkenness may have been the most visible consequence of alcohol consumption, it was not the only type of drinking behaviour. Alcohol played an important social role in the everyday lives of Victorians and Edwardians where its consumption held many different meanings.--
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Hands, Thora
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Open Access e-Books
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  • History
  • Ethnology
  • Social history
  • Medicine
  • Great Britain
Label
Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain : Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard, by Thora Hands, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92964-4
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Publication
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mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Reframing Drink and the Victorians -- Section 1: Drinkers -- Chapter 2 The Spectre of the Drunkard -- Chapter 3 The Great Army of Drinkers -- Chapter 4 The Secret Army of Drinkers -- Chapter 5 Testing ‘the character of drink’ -- Section 2: Drinks -- Chapter 5 Promoting the Ideals of Empire: Bass & Co. Ltd -- Chapter 6 Making Scotch Respectable: Buchanan & Walker -- Chapter 7 Selling the illusion of the Brand: W & A Gilbey -- Section 3: Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain -- Chapter 8 Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription to Drink -- Chapter 9 Drinking for Health: Proprietary Tonic Wines -- Chapter 10 Neither Carnival nor Lent: Working Class Drinking Culture -- Chapter 11 The Drinking Culture of the Higher Classes -- Chapter 12 Conclusions.-Appendix 1
Control code
978-3-319-92964-4
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 195 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783319929644
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-92964-4
Other physical details
20 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043846129
Label
Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain : Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard, by Thora Hands, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92964-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Reframing Drink and the Victorians -- Section 1: Drinkers -- Chapter 2 The Spectre of the Drunkard -- Chapter 3 The Great Army of Drinkers -- Chapter 4 The Secret Army of Drinkers -- Chapter 5 Testing ‘the character of drink’ -- Section 2: Drinks -- Chapter 5 Promoting the Ideals of Empire: Bass & Co. Ltd -- Chapter 6 Making Scotch Respectable: Buchanan & Walker -- Chapter 7 Selling the illusion of the Brand: W & A Gilbey -- Section 3: Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain -- Chapter 8 Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription to Drink -- Chapter 9 Drinking for Health: Proprietary Tonic Wines -- Chapter 10 Neither Carnival nor Lent: Working Class Drinking Culture -- Chapter 11 The Drinking Culture of the Higher Classes -- Chapter 12 Conclusions.-Appendix 1
Control code
978-3-319-92964-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 195 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783319929644
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-92964-4
Other physical details
20 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043846129

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