Drugs: Cultures, Controls and Everyday Life
Publication Year: 1999
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.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Debating Drugs and Everyday Life: Normalisation, Prohibition and ‘Otherness’
- Cultures: Forms and Representations
- Chapter 2: Dances with Drugs: Pop Music, Drugs and Youth Culture
- Chapter 3: Drugs and Culture: The Question of Gender
- Chapter 4: White Lines: Culture, ‘Race’ and Drugs
- Controls: Policy, Policing and Prohibition
- Chapter 5: Medicine, Custom or Moral Fibre: Policy Responses to Drug Misuse
- Chapter 6: Drugs and Policing in Europe: From Low Streets to High Places
- Chapter 7: Controlling Drugs in Sport: Contradictions and Complexity
- Chapter 8: Drugs as a Password and the Law as a Drug: Discussing the Legalisation of Illicit Substances
- Chapter 9: Taking Tea with Noel: The Place and Meaning of Drug Use in Everyday Life
Editorial selection and Chapter 1 © Nigel South 1999
Chapter 2 © Harry Shapiro 1999
Chapter 3 © Sheila Henderson 1999
Chapter 4 © Karim Murji 1999
Chapter 5 © Susanne MacGregor 1999
Chapter 6 © Nicholas Dorn and Maggy Lee 1999
Chapter 7 © Ross Coomber 1999
Chapter 8 © Vincenzo Ruggiero 1999
Chapter 9 © Michael Shiner and Tim Newburn 1999
First published 1999
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Notes on Contributors[Page ix]
Ross Coomber is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Greenwich, London. Recent publications have centred upon concerns about the adulteration of illicit drugs, the activities of drug dealers, the rationality of drug control policies and media representations of drugs and drug users. His most recent, edited, book is The Control of Drugs and Drug Users: Reason or Reaction (1998).
Nicholas Dorn has published on the development of the European Union's policies on crime in the broader contexts of policies on the single market and on justice and home affairs. His publications include European Drug Policies and Enforcement (co-edited with Jepsen and Savona, 1996), ‘Beyond pillars and passerelle debates: the EU's emerging crime prevention space’ (with White, Legal Issues of European Integration, 1997); and Regulating European Drug Problems: Administrative Measures and Civil Law in the Control of Drug Trafficking, Nuisance and Use (1998). Dr Dorn is Director of Research and Development at ISDD, the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence. ISDD is Britain's drug information service and the UK ‘focal point’ for the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Sheila Henderson has been involved in youth policy- and practice-related research for the last twelve years, focusing particularly on gender, sexuality and drug issues. She has run an independent research consultancy for the last seven years, conducting contract research for government departments, local and national policy bodies and charities in many parts of Britain. She has published widely on social and cultural aspects of illegal drug use and has recently conducted studies which explore rural/urban contrasts in youth lifestyles. Her most recent key publications are Working With Young People in Rural Areas: An Evaluation Report (London, Home Office Drugs Prevention Initiative, 1998), Ecstasy: Case Unsolved (1997), ‘“E” types and dance divas: some implications for research and prevention’, in T. Rhodes and R. Hartnoll (eds), HIV Prevention in the Community: Perspectives on Individual, Community and[Page x]Political Action (1996), and Young People's Drug Use in Salford: Drug Pathways through Today's Youth Culture (1995).
Maggy Lee is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. She was formerly a Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence and Lecturer in Criminology at Birkbeck College. She has a B.Soc.Sc. (1986) and M.Phil. (1991) from Hong Kong University, and M.Phil. (1990) and Ph.D. (1993) from Cambridge University. Her publications include Youth, Crime and Police Work (1998) and many articles on drugs and policing.
Susanne MacGregor is Professor of Social Policy at Middlesex University, London. Her most recent publication is Social Issues and Party Politics (co-edited with H. Jones, 1998). She has researched widely on drugs policy and practice. Publications include Tackling Drugs Locally (with Karen Duke, 1997) and ‘Reluctant partners: trends in approaches to urban drug-taking in contemporary Britain’, Journal of Drug Issues, 28 (1), 1998: 191–204.
Karim Murji is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology at Roehampton Institute, London. He is author of Policing Drugs and co-author of Traffickers: Drug Markets and Law Enforcement, as well as a number of articles about drugs and policing.
Tim Newburn is Joseph Rowntree Foundation Professor of Urban Social Policy at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, covering such issues as policing, private security, youth crime and criminal justice policy. He is currently carrying out research on police drugs strategies, on peer education and drugs prevention, and on drugs and youth justice.
Vincenzo Ruggiero is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University in London. He is the editor of the book series ‘Transnational Crime’ for Routledge. His latest books are Organised and Corporate Crime in Europe (1996), Economie Sporche (1996), and The New European Criminology (edited with N. South and I. Taylor, 1998). He is currently working on a new book on the city and social movements in Europe.
Harry Shapiro has been employed as an information officer, author, journalist, editor and researcher at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence, London, since 1979. He is also a regular broadcaster and author of many articles and books on both drugs and popular music, including Waiting for the Man: the Story of Drugs and Popular Music and biographies of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Michael Shiner is a Research Officer at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Prior to this he was employed by the Policy Studies Institute. [Page xi]His research has focused on peer approaches to drug education and he is joint author of Young People, Drugs and Peer Education: An Evaluation of the Youth Awareness Programme (Drug Prevention Initiative, Home Office Paper 13, 1996) and ‘Definitely, maybe not? The normalisation of recreational drug use amongst young people’, Sociology, 31 (3), 1997.
Nigel South is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Health and Social Services Institute at the University of Essex (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). He teaches in the areas of criminological theory, health and social policy, and drugs issues. Recent books include V. Ruggiero and N. South Eurodrugs (1995) and N. South (ed.) Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice, 2 vols (1995). He has also co-edited (with V. Ruggiero and I. Taylor) The New European Criminology, (with R. Weiss) Comparing Prison Systems, and (with P. Beirne) For a Green Criminology, (a special issue of Theoretical Criminology (2, 2)) all published in 1998.[Page xii]