'I don't really care about what someone else's studied' : Drinking guidelines and the government of pleasure

Harrison, Lyn 2008, 'I don't really care about what someone else's studied' : Drinking guidelines and the government of pleasure, in TASA 2008 : Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, TASA, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-14.

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Title 'I don't really care about what someone else's studied' : Drinking guidelines and the government of pleasure
Author(s) Harrison, Lyn
Conference name Australian Sociological Association. Conference (2008 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location University of Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 2- 5 December 2008
Title of proceedings TASA 2008 : Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne
Editor(s) Majoribanks, T.
Barraket, J.
Chang, J-S.
Dawson, A.
Guillemin, M.
Henry-Waring, M.
Kenyon, A.
Kokanovic, R.
Lewis, J.
Lusher, D.
Nolan, D.
Pyett, P.
Robins, R.
Warr, D.
Wyn, J.
Publication date 2008
Conference series Australian Sociological Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher TASA
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) pleasure
liberal governance
drinking cultures
alcohol
risk
Summary This paper examines data from a Drinkwise Australia funded research project that investigated the cultural drivers of drinking in 14-24 year-old Australians. The research included two studies. In one we conducted interviews and focus groups with administrators and young people in a range of sporting clubs and in the other we interviewed 60 young people aged 20-24 about their drinking biographies. The drinking biographies study is the focus of this paper. At the time of interviewing the draft guidelines on low-risk drinking were released by the NH&MRC and we asked our participants what they knew about them and if they would affect their drinking patterns. The responses to these questions are examined in light of O’Malley and Valverde’s claim that pleasure is silenced and/or deployed strategically in liberal governance discourses about drugs and alcohol (2004: 25). This is despite the fact that research indicates that pleasure is an important motivation for drinking.
ISBN 9780734039842
Language eng
Field of Research 160806 Social Theory
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, TASA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018359

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