‘Man up!’: Discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates
Conroy, D. and de Visser, Richard 2013. ‘Man up!’: Discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates. Journal of Health Psychology. 18 (11), pp. 1432-1444.
|Authors||Conroy, D. and de Visser, Richard|
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.
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|Journal citation||18 (11), pp. 1432-1444|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/1359105312463586|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312463586|
|Online||27 Nov 2012|
|01 Nov 2013|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||04 Apr 2018|
|Copyright information||Conroy, Dominic and de Visser, Richard (2013) ‘‘Man up!’: Discursive constructions of non-drinkers among UK undergraduates’, Journal of Health Psychology, 18(11), pp. 1432-1444. Copyright © 2012 The authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.|
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