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Manning, Paul, ed. (2007) Drugs and popular culture: drugs, media and identity in contemporary society. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

The use of illegal drugs is so common that a number of commentators now refer to the 'normalisation' of drug consumption. It is surprising, then, that to date very little academic work has explored drug use as part of contemporary popular culture. This collection of readings will apply an innovatory, multi-disciplinary approach to this theme, combining some of the most recent research on 'the normalisation thesis' with fresh work on the relationship between drug use and popular culture. In drawing upon criminological, sociological and cultural studies approaches, this book will make an important contribution to the newly emerging field positioned at the intersection of these disciplines. The particular focus of the book is upon drug consumption as popular culture. It aims to provide an accessible collection of chapters and readings that will explore drug use in popular culture in a way that is relevant to undergraduates and postgraduates studying a variety of courses, including criminology, sociology, media studies, health care and social work.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive
Date
2007
Call No
MA8
Pages
ix, 29
Publisher
Willan Publishing
Place of Publication
Cullompton
ISBN
979-1-84392-210-0
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4623 (Available)

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