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Author Rotskoff, Lori.
Title Love on the rocks : men, women, and alcohol in post-World War II America / by Lori Rotskoff.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 3  362.292 R    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Gender & American culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cultures of drink in Prohibition and post-repeal America -- Dissolute manhood and the rituals of intemperance ; Righteous womanhood and the politics of temperance ; Depression, war, and the rise of social drinking ; Drink, gender, and sociability in the 1930s and 1940s -- Engendering the alcoholic -- From intemperance to alcoholism ; Diagnosing the alcoholic man ; Problem drinkers and returning veterans in postwar popular culture -- Alcoholics Anonymous and the culture of sobriety -- Social foundations of mutual help in the 1930s and 1940s ; Early membership of Alcoholics Anonymous ; Gendered rituals of fellowship ; Gendered narratives of illness and recovery -- Dilemma of the alcoholic marriage -- Diagnosing the alcoholic's wife ; Wives of AA and Al-Anon in the 1940s and 1950s ; Rehabilitating the alcoholic marriage -- Drink and domesticity in postwar America -- Alcoholic culture of the postwar suburbs ; Alcohol and family trouble in postwar fiction and popular culture ; Drinking, consumerism, and the cultural significance of alcoholism.
Subject Alcoholism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Family relationships -- History -- 20th century.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author New York Society Library. Book Committee. 2004. ZNS
Added Title Men, women, and alcohol in post-World War II America
ISBN 0807827282 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807854026 (pbk. : alk. paper)