Heavy Metal: Social Meaning of Petrol Sniffing in Australia

Heavy Metal: Social Meaning of Petrol Sniffing in Australia

by Maggie Brady




An attempt to go beyond current explanations of Aboriginal drug abuse, which stereotype these people as "victims," this examination focuses on understanding the users' subjective decisions to engage in this behavior. Providing an overview of the use of drugs among Aboriginal people and surveying the extant international literature, this book provides detailed descriptions of the interaction between the setting and the users, examines the substance itself, and canvasses a range of possible intervention programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780855752156
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maggie Brady is an experienced social anthropologist and has undertaken long-term fieldwork on health and land issues in the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.

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