By Oriana Josseau Kalant (auth.), Oriana Josseau Kalant (eds.)
Over the decade the realm has skilled a becoming curiosity in difficulties linked to the nonmedical use of substances. This curiosity has corresponded to a true progress within the volume, range, and social impression of using alcohol and medication in lots of societies. consequently, the volume of analysis and writing as regards to drug difficulties has vastly elevated, and it has develop into very tough for one person to take care of with the entire suitable literature. there's hence an acute want within the box for serious reports that investigate present advancements, and the current sequence is meant to fill this desire. The sequence isn't really to be an "annual evaluation" within the ordinary experience. the purpose isn't really to hide all of the paintings suggested in the course of the previous yr with regards to a hard and fast choice of subject matters. quite, it's to provide every year evaluative papers on issues during which sufficient contemporary development has been made to change the overall scope in a selected region. due to the multidisciplinary nature of difficulties of drug use and dependence, the papers released in every one quantity could be drawn from numerous disciplines. despite the fact that, a few volumes should be dedicated to one partic ular challenge, with person stories and papers interpreting a variety of points of it. The composition of the editorial board and the foreign advisory board displays those pursuits. The editors are participants of the senior medical employees of the dependancy learn beginning of Ontario.
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Victor, 1874, p. 5) The issues raised here were the classic ones and were repeated countless times in temperance literature: (1) the destruction or death of male family members; (2) the loss of financial support by the men, resulting in disgrace, poverty, and death; (3) the diseased appetites of the fathers being passed along to the children; and (4) the indescribable shame and misery of wives and children, including being beaten and tortured. In Memories of the Crusade (1890), Mother Stewart, one of the * While it is far beyond the bounds of this chapter, there is interesting and important work to be done on the image of women as drunkards in the 19th century as discussed in temperance and other documents.
However, temperance groups were not singie-mindedly concerned with prohibition, and Frances Willard's policy of "do everything" dominated the era. It was only in the 20th century that antialcohol forces became concerned exclusively with legal restriction and prohibition. Economic and Family Life The 50-year period during which the major transformation in popular attitudes about alcohol occurred (roughly 1785-1835) was also a period of massive transformation in American society. Changes in the period included the weakening or destruction of many of the social and political structures of colonial society; the weakening of traditional forms of social control, and the decline of working-class respect for authority and hierarchy; the rise of the cities; the increasing domination of economic life by the market; and the growth of an urban middle class.
A distinctive market-oriented family pattern HARRY GENE LEVINE. Social Research Group, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California. Present address: Department of Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York. 25 HARRY GENE LEVINE 26 and ideal emerged at that time that featured men going out "into the world" to work while women stayed behind to raise children and create the "proper" home. This family arrangement, as an ideal, was central to temperance thought, and, over the course of the 19th century, the antialcohol crusade was waged, in part, on behalf of that family.