Chilling Out: The Cultural Politics of Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jul 1, 2004 - Social Science - 227 pages
This book critically examines the assumptions underlying drug prohibition and explores the contradictions of drug prevention policies. For the first time in this field, it combines a wide-ranging exploration of the global political and historical context with a detailed focus on youth culture, on the basis that young people are the primary target of drug prevention policies.
 

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Great alternative analysis of drugs in society. Easy to read and thought-provoking.

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 01 Drug prohibition and the assassin of youth
7
Chapter 02 Pleasure doomed
28
Chapter 03 Drugs as cultural commodities
52
Chapter 04 Youth subcultural theory
104
Chapter 05 Drug normalization
127
Chapter 06 Schooling and substances
148
Chapter 07 British drug reform
169
Notes
188
Bibliography
201
Index
224
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Dr Shane Blackman is Reader in Cultural Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University College, UK. His previous publications includeYouth: Positions and Oppositions, Style, Sexuality and Schooling(1995) andDrugs Education and the National Curriculum(1996).

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