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Author Blackman, Shane
Title Chilling Out : The Cultural Politics of Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy
Imprint Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education, 2004
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Note Front cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 01 Drug prohibition and the 'assassin of youth' -- The legitimate colonial drug trade -- Emergent moral movement of prohibition -- Modern American drug prevention -- Anslinger and the 'assassin of youth' -- Drug control and the British military state -- British media representation of drugs as the 'assassin of youth' -- The 'British System' of drug control, 1920 to 1968 -- Drug 'hypnotism' and insanity -- American idealization of the 'British System' -- Conclusion -- Chapter 02 Pleasure doomed -- US Paperclip Project -- The truth drug and the CIA -- Drugs as a political and military strategy -- US militarization of the 'drug war' -- American drug hegemony -- Drug prohibition policy and fascism -- Global prohibition -- Conclusion -- Chapter 03 Drugs as cultural commodities -- Drugs in cinema -- Advertisements and drugs -- Popular music and drugs -- Chapter 04 Youth subcultural theory -- Subculture: introduction to a chameleon theory -- Normality and deviance: the Chicago school and Émile Durkheim -- Creation of the deviant outsider: functionalist subcultural typologies -- The British theory of subculture -- Postmodern theories of subculture -- Conclusion -- Chapter 05 Drug normalization -- Ancient society and drug normalization -- The Classical Age, Homer and drugs -- Victorian academics and the representation of drugs -- Drug normalization in nineteenth-century Britain -- Contemporary drug normalization -- Media populism and drug normalization -- Drug normalization as a discourse of regulation -- Drug normalization and postmodernist theory -- Conclusion -- Chapter 06 Schooling and substances -- British government drug policy: increased concern -- Drug education approaches -- Social and life skills
Drug education or prevention - towards the new managerialism? -- Behaviour change, choice and outcomes -- Drug education: models, media and 'monsters' -- The 'gateway' metaphor of drug consumption -- Peer education and peer preference -- Drug education as primary prevention: PSHE, citizenship and Connexions -- Conclusion -- Chapter 07 British drug reform -- The political right, drug zero tolerance and the free market -- Public gallery of dead young women -- Drug tourism and global clubbing -- The Dutch coffeeshop: drug traf.cking or drug tourism? -- The context of British drug reform -- Medical cannabis: from miracle panacea to hideous social pariah and back -- Cannabis self-medication and commercial opportunities -- 'Relaxation' and the British coffeeshop -- European drug normalization -- John Stuart Mill's responsive prohibition -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book critically examines the assumptions underlying drug prohibition and explores the contradictions of drug prevention policies. For the first time in this field, it combines a wide-ranging exploration of the global political and historical context with a detailed focus on youth culture, on the basis that young people are the primary target of drug prevention policies. Chilling Out provides a critical map of drugs, bringing together work on drugs as a source of political state repression and regulation of morality through medical discourse, work on drugs as cultural commodities in film, popular music, advertising and tourism, work on ̀drug normalisation¿, subcultural deviance and the politics of drug education. This clear and enlightening text for sociology, health and media and cultural studies courses argues for an holistic and a critical understanding of drugs in society, which can be the basis for a more coherent approach to drug control. Practitioners and policy makers will find it a thought-provoking and informative source
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Blackman, Shane Chilling Out : The Cultural Politics of Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education,c2004 9780335200726
Subject Youth -- Substance use.;Substance abuse -- Government policy
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