“How easy can the barley brie”: Drinking culture and accounting failure at the end of the nineteenth century in Britain

  title={“How easy can the barley brie”: Drinking culture and accounting failure at the end of the nineteenth century in Britain},
  author={W. Jackson and A. Paterson and Christopher K. M. Pong and S. Scarparo},
  journal={Accounting, Auditing \& Accountability Journal},
Purpose - This paper seeks to extend the development of the historical accounting research agenda further into the area of popular culture. The work examines the discourses that surrounded the drinking of alcohol in nineteenth century Britain and explores how an accounting failure disrupted the tension between the two established competing discourses, leading to a significant impact on UK drinking culture at the end of the nineteenth century. Design/methodology/approach - The paper employs both… Expand
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