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Teaching 'proper' drinking? : clubs and pubs in Indigenous Australia / Maggie Brady
Bib ID 7428597
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Brady, Maggie, author
 
Description Acton, ACT : ANU Press, 2017 
©2017 
xxii, 320 pages : colour illustrations, maps, colour portrait, facsimiles ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781760461577 (paperback)
1760461571
Invalid ISBN 9781760461584 (ebook)
176046158X
Series

Research monograph (Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) ; no. 39.

Summary

In Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking?, the author brings together three fields of scholarship: socio-historical studies of alcohol, Australian Indigenous policy history and social enterprise studies. The case studies in the book offer the first detailed surveys of efforts to teach responsible drinking practices to Aboriginal people by installing canteens in remote communities, and of the purchase of public hotels by Indigenous groups in attempts both to control sales of alcohol and to create social enterprises by redistributing profits for the community good. Ethnographies of the hotels are examined through the analytical lens of the Swedish ‘Gothenburg’ system of municipal hotel ownership. The research reveals that the community governance of such social enterprises is not purely a matter of good administration or compliance with the relevant liquor legislation. Their administration is imbued with the additional challenges posed by political contestation, both within and beyond the communities concerned.

Full contents
  • 1. Learning to drink: the social history of an idea
  • 2. The Gothenburg system, monopolies and the community good
  • 3. The role of beer canteens and licensed clubs
  • 4. The wrecking of the Murrinh Patha Social Club: a case study
  • 5. The rise and fall of the Tyeweretye Club: a case study
  • 6. Indigenous communities buy hotels
  • 7. The Indigenous purchase of the Crossing Inn
  • 8. Drinking, Indigenous policy and social enterprise.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Alcohol use.  |  Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Australia -- Attitudes.  |  Alcohol -- Physiological effect.  |  Alcohol -- Social aspects.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Services for.  |  Australian

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