Drugs Clubs and Young People: Sociological and Public Health Perspectives

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This volume offers critical insights on drug use among young people by exploring and analyzing behaviours common at raves and nightclubs through sociological and public health perspectives. Material is drawn from the US, UK and Hong Kong to provide cross-cultural comparisons, allowing for the demystification of stereotypical presentations and the illumination of concerns surrounding young people who attend clubs and/or use club drugs. It provides theoretical insights related to illicit club drug use and supply, which aims, in part, to challenge current orthodoxies on the role of drug use within young peoples' lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754646990
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/24/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Young people, clubs and drugs 1
2 Reluctant reflexivity, implicit insider knowledge and the development of club studies 13
3 New York City club kids : a contextual understanding of club drug use 26
4 Conceptions of risk in the lives of ecstasy-using youth 50
5 "Chem friendly" : the institutional basis of "club drug" use in a sample of urban gay men 67
6 On ketamine : in and out of the K hole 77
7 Ecstasy use amongst young low-income women 88
8 The emergence of clubs and drugs in Hong Kong 107
9 In the Club Redux : ecstasy use and supply in a London nightclub 122
10 Pub space, rave space and urban space : three different night-time economies 141
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