Cultures of Intoxication: Contextualising Alcohol & Drug Use, Past & Presen...

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Humanities Institute

University College Dublin

Belfield

Dublin 2

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This conference will focus on the cultural meanings and contexts of alcohol and drug use, both past and present. It aims to assess how cultural norms and stereotypes around alcohol and drug use shape policies, practices, treatment and users’ experiences and behaviour. In particular, it seeks to consider how and why those of certain ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality and socio-economic background are deemed prone to excess while others are supposedly abstemious.

Papers will reflect on the following themes:

  • Defining “drinking culture” and “drug culture”
  • Attempts to change drinking/drug cultures
  • Ethnic, racial, gendered and socio-economic stereotypes/stigma of alcohol and drug use
  • Medical/policy/public perspectives on drug and alcohol use
  • Cultures of abstinence or excess
  • Hidden cultures, subcultures and countercultures
  • Culture-specific marketing and advertising
  • Alcohol and drugs tourism

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Keynote Speakers:

Professor Geoffrey Hunt, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences - Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University

Dr Deborah Toner, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester

Supported by the Wellcome Trust


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