Article in Discover Society: exploring drug taking in the caring dancefloor

How could a dancefloor be a safe space to nurture a caring community? Can a dancefloor be a truly progressive space actively combating capitalist, patriarchal, and heteronormative forces? Can a dancefloor be caring if it involves drug-taking? The dangerous, unhealthy nature of drugs makes this association almost paradoxical. But what if there is a nurturing aspect that remains hidden in the dancefloor on drugs? These spaces are usually enveloped in leisure, public health, law enforcement or moral panic discourses, with little space left for alternative readings…. read more here

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