Enacting heavy sessional drinking: A multi-sited ethnographic study of young adults' drinking events and related epidemiology, policy and treatment - PhD Project

  • Research program: Ethnographic Research
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2012
  • Expected end date: February 2015
  • Completion date: January 2016
  • Funded by: ARC Discovery Scholarship
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Taking cues from science and technology studies, this thesis explores how problems associated with the heavy sessional drinking of young adults are currently enacted in significant sites of research, policy and service provision. It demonstrates that alcohol epidemiology, policy initiatives to change ‘drinking culture’, and the clinical science associated with alcohol and other drug treatment erase the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage. With reference to ethnographic data, it proposes a range of alternate formulations

Dr Aaron Hart
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Professor David Moore
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Dr Cameron Duff
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Hart, A., C. (2017). Ordering clinical realities: Controversy and multiplicity in alcohol and other drug treatment for young adults. International Journal of Drug Policy, 52, pp. 79-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.012 [RJ1392] View web page