Drug Use and Social Change: The Distortion of History

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byMichael Shiner

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This book locates the rise of illicit drug use within the historical development of late industrial society and challenges the prevailing view. Highlighting key areas of continuity and the on-going value of classic criminological theory, it is argued that recent trends do not constitute the radical departure that is often supposed.

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This book locates the rise of illicit drug use within the historical development of late industrial society and challenges the prevailing view. Highlighting key areas of continuity and the on-going value of classic criminological theory, it is argued that recent trends do not constitute the radical departure that is often supposed.

MICHAEL SHINER is Senior Lecturer in social policy and criminology at the London School of Economics, UK. His main areas of interest are young people, drugs and alcohol and he is author of Teenage Kicks? Young People and Alcohol and Dealing with Disaffection: Young People, Mentoring and Social Inclusion (both with Tim Newburn).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.79 × 5.63 × 0.77 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222722

ISBN - 13:9780230222724

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Sociology of Drug Use
A Social Classification of Drug Use
The Folk Devil Next Door
Lifestyle, Consumption and Subterranean Play
Just a Phase?
Drug Use and Social Change
Bibliography