An ethnographic study of recreational drug use and identity management among a network of electronic dance music enthusiasts in Perth, Western Australia - PhD Project

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  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 2005
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  • Completion date: March 2013
  • Funded by: NHMRC
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This thesis examines recreational use of amphetamine-type stimulants among young adults located in two discrete social fields in Perth: the ‘mainstream’ and a local electronic music ‘scene’. Using ethnographic methods and analysis, it interrogates how micro-level processes of identity management produced tensions in drug practice that were continually negotiated. The thesis argues that understandings and enactments of ‘normal’ drug use among young adults are more nuanced and unstable than has been depicted in the literature

Dr Rachael Green

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Professor David Moore
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Green, R. (2016). ‘‘I wonder what age you grow out of it?’’: Negotiation of recreational drug use and the transition to adulthood among an Australian ethnographic sample. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1128883 [RJ1194] View web page