Holdsworth, CM, Laverty, L and Robinson, J (2017) “Drinking definitely wasn’t something that we’d seen anybody do”: The relevance of childhood experiences of family drinking for parenting strategies of alcohol-socialisation. Families, Relationships and Societies, 6 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 2046-7443

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This article considers the significance of family context for intergenerational drinking practices. Socialisation approaches to drinking behaviours assume that people carry forward actions and ideals that are developed in formative settings during childhood, particularly the family, community or school. In this article, we consider how a more active interpretation of time as a creative force can challenge the deterministic principles of family socialisation. We consider how parents use their own childhood experiences of drinking not necessarily as a blueprint of how they should act towards their own children, but as accounts of how not to act and how they are able to reverse their childhood experiences. Our account of drinking across generations is based on an analysis of 21 biographical interviews with parents of teenage children and considers how their childhood experiences of alcohol and drinking influence their own parental strategies when regulating their children's exposure to alcohol.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Policy Press at https://doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14359059952709 . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; alcohol; family; generation; memory; socialisation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 13:48
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 08:41
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/764

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