Cocktails and Dreams

Cocktails and Dreams : Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Use

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For courses in drugs, alcohol, research methods, deviance, sociology, criminal justice & criminology. This collection of qualitative research articles presents a balanced representation of issues surrounding illegal drug use and the misuse of legal drugs. By exposing students to various drug subcultures, as presented by national and international scholars in the field, the text encourages students to think critically about this topic and break through longstanding stereotypes about people who consume legal and illegal more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 20mm | 598.75g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130987514
  • 9780130987518

About Wilson R. Palacios

Wilson R. Palacios is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. His research interests are in qualitative research methods and analysis, urban drug subcultures, and the epidemiology of Latino/a drug more

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Cocktails & Dreams: Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Use offers students a collection of twenty-two qualitative research articles which dismantle many of the stereotypes associated with the consumption of legal and illegal drugs. By featuring articles from national and international scholars, students are able to make appreciable comparisons across different cultural and societal groups. Students will find many of the narratives contained in these assembled articles to be provocative, engaging, and, to some extent, controversial--an easy catalyst for professors wishing to truly reach their more

Table of contents

1. Qualitative Research Methods and Illicit Drug Use Research. Criminal Construction of Drug Users, Kevin W. Whiteacre. The Role of Ethnography in Substance Abuse Research and Public Policy: Historical Precedent and Future Prospects, Harvey W. Feldman and Michael R. Aldrich. The Multiple Roles of Qualitative Research in Understanding and Responding to Illicit Drug Use, Tim Rhodes. Determining Drug Use Patterns Among Women: The Value of Qualitative Research Methods, Claire Sterk-Elifson. 2. Pursuing Other Forms of Communication. Becoming a Marihuana User, Howard S. Becker. The High, the Money, and the Fame: The Emergent Social Context of "New Marijuana" Use Among Urban Youth, Jean J. Schensul, Cristina Huebner, Merrill Singer, Marvin Snow, Pablo Feliciano, and Lorie Broomhall. Urban Crop Circles: Urban Cannabis Growers in the North England, Gary Potter and Simeon Dann. "You Become Really Close ... You Talk About the Silly Things You Did, and WE Laugh": The Role of Binge Drinking in Female Secondary Students' Lives, Margaret Sheehan and Damien Ridge. Race and the Culture of College Drinking: An Analysis of White Privilege on Campus, Robert L. Peralta. Fantasy Island: An Ethnography of Alcohol and Gender Roles in a Latino Gay Bar, Carlos F. Caceres and Jorge I. Cortinas. Gen-X Junkie: Ethnographic Research with Young White Heroin Users in Washington, D.C., Todd G. Pierce. Drug Use in Nepal: The View from the Street, Joel M. Jutkowitz, Hans Speilmann, Ulrich Koehler, Jagdish Lohani, and Anil Pande. 3. After the Party Is Over. "Rich Man's Speed": A Qualitative Study of Young Cocaine Users, Annabel Boys, Julie Dobson, John Marsden and John Strang. Crack Dealing, Gender and Arrest Avoidance, Bruce A. Jacobs and Jody Miller. Street Status and the Sex-for-Crack scene in San Francisco, Harvey W. Feldman, Frank Espada, Sharon Penn and Sharon Byrd. The Lives and Times of Asian-Pacific American Women Drug Users: An Ethnographic Study of Their Methamphetamine Use, Karen A. Joe. Negative Experiences on Ecstasy: The Role of Drug, Set and Setting, Karen McElrath and Kieran McEvoy. 4. Emerging Issues: Managing Drug Use and Misuse. Mothering Through Addiction: A Survival Strategy Among Puerto Rican Addicts, Monica Hardesty and Timothy Black. Drug Use Among Inner-City African American Women: The Process of Managing Loss, Carol A. Roberts. Improving Substance Abuse Service Delivery to Hispanic Women Through Increased Cultural Competencies: A Qualitative Study, Terry S. Trepper, Thorana S. Nelson, Eric E. McCollum and Philip McAvoy. Substance Use Prevention: An Iowa Mexican Im/migrant Family Perspective, Ed. A. Munoz, Catherine Lillehoj Goldberg, and Martha M. Dettman. After You've Ran with the Rats, the Mice Are a Bore: Cessation of Heroin Use Among Men Entering Mid-Life, Kenneth Mullen, Richard Hammersley, and Claire more