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.
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
Release date NZ
December 29th, 1998
Edited by Nigel South
Country of Publication
SAGE Publications Inc
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