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Chilling Out : The Cultural Politics of Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy,9780335200726

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

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/1/2004
Publisher(s): Open University Press
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Summary

"This text for sociology and applied social science courses argues for an holistic understanding of drugs in society, which can be a basis for a more coherent approach to drug control."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Drug prohibition and the 'assassin of youth'
Pleasure doomed: A history of drug control policy
Drugs as cultural commodities: An analysis of drugs in film, advertisements and popular music
Youth subcultural theory: Deviance, resistance, identity and drugs
Drug normalisation: A historical and contemporary critique
Schooling and substances: A critical approach to drug education
British drug reform: Towards response prohibition?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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