Drugs: Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761952350
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/23/1999
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

A student in the Department in the 1970s, he then studied for a Ph D in the field of criminology at Middlesex. He has taught at various universities in London and New York and between 1981 and 1990 worked as a Research Sociologist at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (now Drugscope), London, before returning to the Department in 1990.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION - Nigel South
Debating Drugs and Everyday Life
Normalization, Prohibition and 'Otherness'
PART TWO: CULTURES: FORMS AND REPRESENTATIONS
Dances with Drugs - Harry Shapiro
Pop Music, Drugs and Youth Culture
Drugs and Culture - Sheila Henderson
The Question of Gender
White Lines - Karim Murji
Culture, 'Race' and Drugs
PART THREE: CONTROLS: POLICY, POLICING AND PROHIBITION
Medicine, Custom or Moral Fibre - Susanne MacGregor
Policy Responses to Drug Misuse
Drugs and Policing in Europe - Nicholas Dorn and Maggy Lee
From Low Streets to High Places
Controlling Drugs in Sport - Ross Coomber
Contradictions and Complexity
Drugs as a Password and the Law as a Drug - Vincenzo Ruggiero
Discussing the Legalization of Illicit Substances
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
Taking Tea with Noel - Michael Shiner and Tim Newburn
The Place and Meaning of Drug Use in Everyday Life
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