Through the drinking glass: an analysis of the cultural meanings of college drinking

  title={Through the drinking glass: an analysis of the cultural meanings of college drinking},
  author={Andy S. L. Tan},
  journal={Journal of Youth Studies},
  pages={119 - 142}
  • Andy S. L. Tan
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Education
  • Journal of Youth Studies
College drinking and its adverse consequences on students' health and safety are important public health concerns in the USA. Thus far, there is little attention on exploring and addressing the cultural dimensions of college drinking. This study examines the construction of meaning of drinking among students to understand their perspectives of the college drinking culture. From an analysis of a purposive sample of 232 US college newspaper articles covering alcohol-related news and associated… 
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