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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
20 September 2006
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BINGE DRINKING and BRITISH ALCOHOL POLICY
Dr Fiona Measham considers the cultural distinctions of contemporary British leisure and outlines her evidence for a dangerous development in youth drinking.  In her paper, Binge drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication, she identifies four key changes which together suggest that a significant change is underway in respect of alcohol consumption in the UK.

Laurie Taylor asks whether this is just the latest incarnation of 'Lager Lout' culture or a more worrying development.

RURAL RACISM

The British countryside, images of peace and tranquillity, rural customs and traditions, village green and the local pub.  But it seems that this rural idyll does not include everyone.

Laurie Taylor explores the reality of rural racism and discusses the forms it takes and the ways in which it can be challenged with Neil Chakraborti, author of Race, Place and Space: Examining Identity and Cultures of Exclusion in Rural England and Dr Caroline Knowles, author of Race and Rural Britain. 
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Dr Fiona Measham, Senior Lecturer in criminology at Lancaster University Lancaster University

'Binge' drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication
Fiona Measham and Kevin Brain
Crime, Media, Culture, Vol. 1, No. 3, 262-283 (2005)
DOI: 10.1177/1741659005057641
2005 SAGE Publications

Neil Chakraborti, Lecturer in Criminology at the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester

Race, Place and Space: Examining Identity and Cultures of Exclusion in Rural England 
Jon Garland & Neil Chakraborti
Ethnicities, Vol. 6, No. 2, 159-177 (2006)
DOI: 10.1177/1468796806063750
2006 SAGE Publications

Rural Racism
Neil Chakraborti & Jon Garland
Publisher: Willan Publishing
ISBN: 1843920565

Dr Caroline Knowles, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmith's College, University of London 
 
Race and Rural Britain will be published in a forthcoming special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies on Whiteness and white identities edited by Winddance Twine and Charles Gallagher 
 
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