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Decorte, Tom (2000) The taming of cocaine: cocaine use in European and American cities. Criminological Studies Brussels: VUB University .

The Taming of Cocaine is based on longitudinal ethnographic fieldwork in the Antwerp club scene and repeated in-depth interviews with 111 experienced cocaine users. The overall theme of the book is the genesis and development of informal control mechanisms (social sanctions and rituals) among these illegal drug users. The Belgium data are compared consistently to the findings of other comparable community studies in European and American cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Turin, San Francisco, Toronto, and in Scotland and Australia.


Item Type:Book
Date:2000
Call No:BK2
Pages:xx, 49
Publisher:VUB University
Place of Publication:Brussels
ISBN:90-5487-284-5
Keywords:Europe, multiple drug use, cocaine, cocaine in any form, addiction, sexual relations, workplace context, ethnography, United States, Australia, club scene, Drug Abuse
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Accession Number:HRB 982 (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > Europe > Netherlands
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
VA Geographic area > Europe > Italy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Spain
VA Geographic area > United States
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland
VA Geographic area > Europe > Belgium
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
VA Geographic area > Canada
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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