The last night of freedom : consumerism, deviance and the ‘stag party’

Briggs, D and Ellis, AJ ORCID: 2017, 'The last night of freedom : consumerism, deviance and the ‘stag party’' , Deviant Behavior, 38 (7) , pp. 756-767.

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This article offers an ethnographic examination of the stag party phenomenon in the UK. Stag parties have become socially expected as a rite of passage, pre-marriage celebration for men that usually involves excessive alcohol consumption and engagement in deviant, potentially harmful, behaviour. These events produce a shift in time and space, and together with group expectations for celebration, increase the impetus for excessive consumption. Our contention is that excessive consumption of alcohol and deviant behaviour that often takes place are partially rooted in commercial ideology which has become firmly embedded in the attitudes of young British men.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Deviant Behavior
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0163-9625
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: AJ Ellis
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:48

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