Chemical Youth

Navigating Uncertainty in Search of the Good Life

by Anita Hardon

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Book Description

This open book explores how young people engage with chemical substances in their everyday lives. It builds upon and supplements a large body of literature on young people’s use of drugs and alcohol to highlight the subjectivities and socialities that chemical use enables across diverse socio-cultural settings, illustrating how young people seek to avoid harm, while harnessing the beneficial effects of chemical use. The book is based on multi-sited anthropological research in Southeast Asia, Europe and the US, and presents insights from collaborative and contrasting analysis. Hardon brings new perspectives to debates across drug policy studies, pharmaceutical cultures and regulation, science and technology studies, and youth and precarity in post-industrial societies.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Chemical Youth ebook for free in PDF format (9.0 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Sociology and Social Sciences
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2021
Pages
335
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030570804
ISBN10
3030570800
ISBN13 Digital
9783030570811
ISBN10 Digital
3030570819
PDF Size
9.0 MB
License
CC BY

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