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    'Man up!': discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates

    Conroy, Dominic and de Visser, R.O. (2013) 'Man up!': discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates. Journal of Health Psychology 18 (1), pp. 1432-1444. ISSN 1359-1053.

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    This study adopted a discursive approach to explore how not drinking alcohol (non-drinking) is construed in relation to masculine identity among 12 undergraduate interviewees. Three prominent discourses were revealed. First, non-drinking was constructed as something strange requiring explanation. Second, contradictory discourses constructed non-drinking as, simultaneously, unsociable yet reflective of greater sociability. Third, non-drinking was constructed as something which has greater negative social consequences for men than for women. Opportunities for challenging traditional gender role expectations are considered.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): alcohol, discourse, gender, masculinity, student
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 15:10
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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