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Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard Paperback – August 1, 2011
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“A book of enduring significance, persuasive enough to reframe how a social problem is fundamentally understood. Vander Ven’s analysis deepens our understanding of college drinking, how it works and its appeal.”
"Vander Ven...leads the reader through a well-researched and comprehensive overview of college drinking...I would urge anyone preparing for college, or preparing another for college, to read this book."-John S. Wodarski,Contemporary Psychology
"The book offers a realistic portrayal of socially bonding drinking behaviors and attitudes. Vander Ven suggests stellar ways campuses can reduce the harm of excessive drinking."-Library Journal
“Vander Ven analyzes the college drinking culture in an entirely new way --- through the eyes of college drinkers themselves. In doing so, he brings a unique voice to the college drinking debate, which will shape the discussion for decades to come. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand college drinking and its consequences.”
About the Author
Thomas Vander Ven is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University and author of Working Mothers and Juvenile Delinquency.
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Purchased for required reading for a college substance abuse class. Really enjoyed reading the book and learned a lot on the subject.Published 7 months ago by Deborah
had to return it, it was the wrong text, so never used or read bookPublished 15 months ago by ivybuggsey