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20 Contemp. Drug Probs. 1 (1993)
The Making of the Danish Liberal Drinking Style: The Construction of a Wet Alcohol Discourse in Denmark

handle is hein.journals/condp20 and id is 15 raw text is: Contemporary Drug Problems/Spring 1993

The making of the Danish
liberal drinking style: the
construction of a wet
alcohol discourse
in Denmark
The author is at the Institute of History of the University of
Copenhagen (Njalsgade 102, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark). She
has written on why temperance history differed in Denmark and
in Sweden and recently published a biography of a Danish feminist
temperance leader.
There is a liberal attitude toward alcohol consumption in Denmark
and the country experiences few problems with alcohol abuse. The
national drinking pattern is one of frequent but temperate con-
sumption of alcoholic beverages, mostly beer. The majority of
consumption takes place in the home; initial drinking by adoles-
cents is usually done in the presence of adults; and there is little
increase in the rhythm of drinking on weekends or holidays.
Alcoholic beverages, including distilled spirits, are sold in virtually
all retail food outlets. There has been little variation in these pat-
terns for years ....
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This paper was presented at the Kertil Bruun Society confer-
ence in Toronto. May 31-June 5, 1992.
© 1993 by Federal Legal Publications, Inc.

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