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The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order

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The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order - Gusfield, Joseph R
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Everyone knows 'drunk driving' is a 'serious' offense. And yet, everyone knows lots of 'drunk drivers' who don't get involved in accidents, don't get caught by the police, and manage to compensate adequately for their 'drunken disability.' Everyone also knows of 'drunk drivers' who have been arrested and gotten off easy. Gusfield's book dissects the conventional wisdom about 'drinking-driving' and examines the paradox of a 'serious' offense that is usually treated lightly by the judiciary and rarely carries social stigma.- ...

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The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order 1984, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226310947

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The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order 1984, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226310930

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