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Bureaucracy, case geography and the governance of the inebriate in Scotland (1898-1918) (2019)
Journal Article
Beckingham, D. (in press). Bureaucracy, case geography and the governance of the inebriate in Scotland (1898-1918). Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space,

This article considers the late-Victorian and Edwardian legislative treatment of problem drunkenness in Scotland under the 1898 Inebriates Act. It examines the uneven enactment of the law, by geography and gender, and exposes how mundane questions of... Read More

“The vice of distant knowledge”: Licensing and the geography of jurisdiction on the Scottish wartime Home Front (2017)
Journal Article
Beckingham, D. (2017). “The vice of distant knowledge”: Licensing and the geography of jurisdiction on the Scottish wartime Home Front. Geoforum, 87, doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.09.015. ISSN 0016-7185

This article considers how licensing law conceives and practices jurisdiction. It examines the limits of attempts to define and exploit jurisdiction in the regulation of social problems connected to alcohol. Using the case study of a prohibition on t... Read More

Banning the barmaid: time, space and alcohol licensing in 1900s Glasgow (2016)
Journal Article
Beckingham, D. (2017). Banning the barmaid: time, space and alcohol licensing in 1900s Glasgow. Social and Cultural Geography, 18(2), 117-136. doi:10.1080/14649365.2016.1155733

This article examines the decision of Glasgow’s magistrates at the beginning of the twentieth century to prohibit the employment of barmaids in the city's public houses, tracing the origins and advocates of the ban as well its effects on the licensed... Read More

Time-geography, gentlemen, please: chronotopes of publand in Patrick Hamilton's London trilogy (2015)
Journal Article
Howell, P., & Beckingham, D. (2015). Time-geography, gentlemen, please: chronotopes of publand in Patrick Hamilton's London trilogy. Social and Cultural Geography, 16(8), 931-949. doi:10.1080/14649365.2015.1040059

This paper considers the time and the place of drinking in modern British life, as represented in Patrick Hamilton’s trilogy of novels set in the publand of London’s West End in the interwar years, and through Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of the chronot... Read More

The press and the pledge: Father Theobald Mathew’s 1843 temperance tour of Britain (2014)
Journal Article
Beckingham, D. (2014). The press and the pledge: Father Theobald Mathew’s 1843 temperance tour of Britain. Historical Geography, 42,

This article examines Father Theobald Mathew’s temperance tour of Britain in 1843. Estimates vary, but by this point some 6 million people in Ireland may have made a personal pledge to abstain from consuming alcohol. This pledge involved more than... Read More