Men, Alcohol and Identity


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four-part seminar series to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol.

Each session will be chaired by an expert in the field who will invite three guest speakers to present their personal responses to three pre-set questions, which are relevant to the topic.

These events will provide an opportunity for policymakers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critical topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities

Experts with backgrounds in medicine, media, politics and the third sector will participate in a panel discussion guided by the following questions:

  • What role does alcohol play in identity construction for men?

  • How does men’s alcohol use interact with factors such as race, culture, and class?

  • What alternatives to alcohol exist for men’s identity construction?

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