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dc.contributor.authorPiper, Alana
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:16:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:16:39Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2014-07-22T04:30:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1444-3058
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14443058.2010.519107
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61576
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the escalating concern about female drunkenness in early-twentieth century Brisbane. It argues that the tabloid Truth in particular created an image of the problem drinker as a teenage girl. In the process, the Truth constructed these adolescent girls or young women as if they were devoid of any personal responsibility for their drinking. It transferred the blame for this onto traditional adversaries of prevailing social values: the illicit lover, knowing woman and racial other. This denial of female agency negated the challenge that girls' drinking might otherwise have posed to the gender order by reinforcing belief in girls' presumed passivity. It also disguised the fact that young women were willingly deciding to drink as part of their membership in subcultures in which social drinking played a significant role.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom485
dc.relation.ispartofpageto497
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Australian Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian history
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode430302
dc.title‘A Growing Vice’: The Truth about Brisbane Girls and Drunkenness in the Early Twentieth Century
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiper, Alana J.


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