Drugs: Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life

Drugs: Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life

by Nigel South
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761952349

ISBN-13: 9780761952343

Pub. Date: 02/23/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of 'normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; 'drugs' and 'users' as 'other' or 'dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of 'race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies

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Overview

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of 'normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; 'drugs' and 'users' as 'other' or 'dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of 'race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761952343
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/23/1999
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1Debating Drugs and Everyday Life: Normalisation, Prohibition and 'Otherness'1
2Dances with Drugs: Pop Music, Drugs and Youth Culture17
3Drugs and Culture: the Question of Gender36
4White Lines: Culture, 'Race' and Drugs49
5Medicine, Custom or Moral Fibre: Policy Responses to Drug Misuse67
6Drugs and Policing in Europe: from Low Streets to High Places86
7Controlling Drugs in Sport: Contradictions and Complexity103
8Drugs as a Password and the Law as a Drug: Discussing the Legalisation of Illicit Substances123
9Taking Tea with Noel: the Place and Meaning of Drug Use in Everyday Life139
Index160

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