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Author Rotskoff, Lori.

Title Love on the rocks : men, women, and alcohol in post-World War II America / by Lori Rotskoff.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages).
Series Gender & American culture
Gender & American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cultures of drink in Prohibition and post-repeal America -- Dissolute manhood and the rituals of intemperance ; Righteous womanhood and the politics of temperance ; Depression, war, and the rise of social drinking ; Drink, gender, and sociability in the 1930s and 1940s -- Engendering the alcoholic -- From intemperance to alcoholism ; Diagnosing the alcoholic man ; Problem drinkers and returning veterans in postwar popular culture -- Alcoholics Anonymous and the culture of sobriety -- Social foundations of mutual help in the 1930s and 1940s ; Early membership of Alcoholics Anonymous ; Gendered rituals of fellowship ; Gendered narratives of illness and recovery -- Dilemma of the alcoholic marriage -- Diagnosing the alcoholic's wife ; Wives of AA and Al-Anon in the 1940s and 1950s ; Rehabilitating the alcoholic marriage -- Drink and domesticity in postwar America -- Alcoholic culture of the postwar suburbs ; Alcohol and family trouble in postwar fiction and popular culture ; Drinking, consumerism, and the cultural significance of alcoholism.
Summary Alcohol has always had a special role in the United States. From 1620, when the Puritans were forced to land on Plymouth Rock because the Mayflower had almost run out of beer, until 1933, when Prohibition was repealed in an unprecedented move, the use of alcohol has been the baton by which the self-righteous have conducted antipleasure movements in America. In her well-researched, well-written book, Lori Rotskoff shows how the drinking of alcohol assumed another role: "workers forged a sense of class identity during their leisure hours ... passed in the familiar surroundings of the neighborh.
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Subject Alcoholism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholics -- Family relationships -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholism -- history.
Alcohol Drinking -- history.
Sex Factors.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Indexed Term Humaniora Etnologi og folkloristik.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rotskoff, Lori. Love on the rocks. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002 0807827282 0807854026 (DLC) 2002002093 (OCoLC)49031937
ISBN 0585480753 (electronic bk.)
9780585480756 (electronic bk.)
0807861421 (electronic bk.)
9780807861424 (electronic bk.)
0807827282 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807854026 (pbk. ; alk. paper)