Variations in acceptability of heavy alcohol use and gender double standards across drinking cultures. A U.S.A.–Italy study

Giovanni Umberto Aresi, Elena Marta, Michael J. Cleveland, Franca Beccaria

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Abstract

Focus group data from 92 youths from Italy and the U.S.A. indicate that Italians and Americans differ in perceived threshold of acceptability of drinking to excess. Youth from the U.S.A. were more accepting of intoxication than Italian youth, reflecting features of each respective dominant drinking culture. Alcohol gender double standards existed in both countries and were conceptually connected to sexuality. However, the social construction behind such connections differed across the two groups: focusing on harms to the woman in the U.S.A. and the respectability of her social group in Italy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1\-17
Numero di pagine17
RivistaJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume2021
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021

Keywords

  • Alcohol norms
  • Italy
  • U.S.A
  • drinking cultures
  • gender double standards

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