Drugs: Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life

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Nigel South
SAGE, Feb 23, 1999 - Social Science - 164 pages
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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Contents

Notes on contributors
9
FORMS AND REPRESENTATIONS
17
the Question of Gender
36
Culture Race and Drugs
49
POLICY POLICING AND PROHIBITION
67
from Low Streets
86
Contradictions
103
CONCLUSION
139
Index
160
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About the author (1999)

Nigel South is a Reader in sociology at the University of essex. He has been a prolific and penetrating contributor to the debate on drugs and drug-users.

CONTRIBUTORS

Ross Coomber University of Greenwich

Nicholas Dorn Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence

Sheila Henderson

Maggy Lee University of Essex

Susanne MacGregor Middlesex University

Karim Murji Roehampton Institute, London

Tim Newburn University of London

Vincenzo Ruggiero University of London

Harry Shapiro Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence

Michael Shiner University of London

Nigel South University of Essex

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