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Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

David W. Gutzke


This is the first book about women’s advance into the man’s world of pub, club and beerhouse that examines drinking habits covering a century and more. Currently, historians view enduring changes in women’s drinking habits as a product of the last half of the twentieth century. Our present understanding of women’s drinking in the first half of the century is based on uncertain assumptions and limited statistical evidence. Scholars have ignored critical differences between pubs and beerhouses which shaped drinking habits. In estimating the proportion of women frequenting interwar licensed premi ... More

Keywords: Drinking habits, Progressivism, Lounge, Public opinion polls, Wine Bars, Sexism, Drinking venues, Pubcos, Masculinity, Female-friendly chains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719052644
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Gutzke, author