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The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More


The King’s Forgiveness: Earthly Intercessions and Legal Culture

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Looks at excuses murderers could use to reduce their sentences, in particular those derived from drinking and other mitigating factors. It examines also the favorable treatment granted to Indians, ... More


Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

David W. Gutzke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first book about women’s advance into the man’s world of pub, club and beerhouse that examines drinking habits covering a century and more. Currently, historians view enduring changes in ... More


Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book investigates the rapid growth of bottled water markets over the last twenty years. Its driving question is: how did water become a market thing, no longer a common resource but a commercial ... More


India’s Human Settlement and Micro Living Environment

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the population dynamics and future prospect of India’s population growth till around the middle of the present century. In this context it has analysed the regional pattern of ... More


Alcohol Consumption, Transgression, and Death

Christa Shusko

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Christa Shusko’s chapter focuses on how alcohol-drinking rituals mimic the drinking of blood (really a “blood” punch) in male fraternity groups. Shusko’s chapter examines how the living face death ... More


The Frenzy of Fossil Fuels

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

in The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter details the increase in fossil fuel production and consumption that led to climate change. In 2005, the U.S. Energy Policy Act exempted shale gas drilling from regulatory oversight under ... More


Enslaved Men and Leisure

Sergio A. Lussana

in My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the leisure time of enslaved men. Not only did men spend this time with their families and loved ones, they socialized with other men by drinking, gambling, and wrestling. In ... More


“Old Enough to Live”: Age, Alcohol, and Adulthood in the United States, 1970–1984

Timothy Cole

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains how reforms of the 1970s and 1980s redefined eighteen-to-twenty-year-olds as legal adults who can’t legally drink alcohol. In the early 1970s, state and federal governments ... More


Broadcasting Greece: An Introduction to Greek Antiquity on the Small Screen

Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter offers an introduction to the subject of ancient Greece on British television from the mid-20th century to the present and to the particular topics and debates addressed in the volume. ... More


Substituted Milk

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the 1950s, thousands of infants in Japan were poisoned with arsenic and dramatically showed how vulnerable the infant brain is to toxic substances. Powdered milk had been inadvertently ... More


A Revolution in Sporting Culture

Kenneth Cohen

in They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two covers the same time period as Chapter One, but draws from newspapers and letters instead of financial records to emphasize the perspective of participants rather than investors. The ... More


Water Contamination

Jeffery A. Foran and Amaryl Griggs

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes water contamination and wastewater treatment. It reviews the current state of water availability and water quality globally. It describes types of surface water contaminants ... More


Introduction

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Diverse forces shaped women’s drinking habits: wars; Progressivism; changes in demography, the economy and work; enduring sexism not just among pub and beerhouse patrons but throughout the industry; ... More


Women, war and drinking

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As in World War I, the second World War resulted in the disappearance of pre-war spatial boundaries governing drinking. Young women began visiting pubs in growing numbers first in early 1941 and with ... More


Bikinis, boots and booze

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Drink manufacturers saw sex as the pathway to enticing males in the 1970s, and exploited women’s sexual attractions to promote beer sales. Dressed in provocative, titillating clothing, women in ... More


Downstream Dilemma: Water Pollution

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how water pollution diminished the value of American rivers and destroyed their essence as a natural resource. For more than 200 years, rivers in America were used as a ... More


Rochester and Oldham: ‘High Rants in Profaneness’

Raman Selden

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Rochester as the poetic mentor of English poet John Oldham. Oldham wrote a pastoral elegy after Rochester died on July 26, 1680. Rochester created poems wherein he develops an ... More


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