Research resources on drug taking and dance

Bibliography / Useful links

Adler, P. A. (1993). Wheeling and dealing: An ethnography of an upper-level drug dealing and smuggling community (2nd ed.). Columbia University Press

Aldridge, J., Measham, F., & Williams, L. (2013). Illegal leisure revisited: Changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults. Routledge.

Askew, R. (2016). Functional fun: Legitimising adult recreational drug use. International Journal of Drug Policy36, 112-119.

Blackman, S. J. (2007). “Hidden ethnography”: Crossing emotional borders in qualitative accounts of young people’s lives. Sociology, 41, 699–716. 

Bøhling, F. (2017). Psychedelic pleasures: An affective understanding of the joys of tripping. International Journal of Drug Policy49, 133-143.

Buck-Matthews, E. (2018) Re-Framing Music Festivals: Exploring Space, Solidarity, Spirituality and Self with Young People. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Coventry: Coventry University

Chatterton, P., and Hollands, R. (2003) Urban Nightscapes: Youth Cultures, Pleasure Spaces and Corporate Power. UK: Routledge

Dennis, F. (2019). Making problems: The inventive potential of the arts for alcohol and other drug research. Contemporary Drug Problems46(2), 127-138.

Dilkes-Frayne, E. (2016). Drugs at the campsite: Socio-spatial relations and drug use at music festivals. International Journal of Drug Policy33, 27-35.

Duff, C. (2005). Party drugs and party people: Examining the ‘normalization’of recreational drug use in Melbourne, Australia. International journal of drug policy16(3), 161-170.

Fisher H and Measham F. (2018). Night Lives: Reducing Drug-Related Harm in the Night Time Economy, retrieved 17 November 2020

Goulding, C., Shankar, A., Elliott, R. (2002) ‘Working Weeks, Rave Weekends: Identity Fragmentation and the Emergence of New Communities’ Consumption, Markets and Culture 5 (4), 261-284

Hunt, G., Moloney, M., & Evans, K. (2010). Youth, drugs, and nightlife. Routledge.

Malbon, B. (1998) ‘Clubbing: Consumption, Identity and the Spatial Practices of Every-Night Life’. in: Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures Ed by Skelton, T., Valentine, G. London: Routledge

Martin, D. (1999). Power play and party politics: The significance of raving. The Journal of Popular Culture32(4), 77-99.

Measham, F., & Moore, K. (2009). Repertoires of distinction: Exploring patterns of weekend polydrug use within local leisure scenes across the English night time economy. Criminology & Criminal Justice9(4), 437-464.

Measham, F., Williams, L., & Aldridge, J. (2011). Marriage, mortgage, motherhood: What longitudinal studies can tell us about gender, drug ‘careers’ and the normalisation of adult ‘recreational’drug use. International Journal of Drug Policy22(6), 420-427.

O’Malley, P., & Valverde, M. (2004). Pleasure, freedom and drugs: The uses of ‘pleasure’ in liberal governance of drug and alcohol consumption. Sociology38(1), 25-42.

Parker, H. J., Aldridge, J., & Measham, F. (1998). Illegal leisure: The normalization of adolescent recreational drug use. Psychology Press.

Race, K. (2009). Pleasure consuming medicine: The queer politics of drugs. Duke University Press.

Ritter, A., Lancaster, K., & Diprose, R. (2018). Improving drug policy: The potential of broader democratic participation. International Journal of Drug Policy, 55, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.016

Roberts, M. (2006). From ‘creative city’to ‘no-go areas’–The expansion of the night-time economy in British town and city centres. Cities23(5), 331-338.

Ross, A., Potter, G. R., Barratt, M. J., & Aldridge, J. A. (2020). “Coming Out”: Stigma, Reflexivity and the Drug Researcher’s Drug Use. Contemporary Drug Problems, Online. DOI: 10.1177/0091450920953635

Thornton, S. (1995). Club cultures: Music, media and subcultural capital. University Press of New England

Tossmann, P., Boldt, S., & Tensil, M. D. (2001). The use of drugs within the techno party scene in European metropolitan cities. European addiction research7(1), 2-23.

Young, J. (1971). The drugtakers: The social meaning of drug use. MacGibbon and Kee.

Williams, L., & Askew, R. (2016). Maturing on a high: An analysis of trends, prevalence and patterns of recreational drug use in middle and older adulthood. The SAGE handbook of drug and alcohol studies, 447-468.

Zampini et al. (2021), We, ourselves and us: tensions of identity, intersubjectivity and positionality stemming from the people and dancefloors project, International Journal of Drug Policy – Online.

Zampini G.F. and Buck-Matthews E. (01 April 2020), ‘When you cross over that invisible boundary’: Exploring drug taking in the caring dancefloor, Discover Society, 79

Anyone’s Child: Families for safer drug control

Drug Policy Voices: ESRC-funded research on drug policy

DrugWise: Promoting evidence-based information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Harm Reduction International

International Network of People who Use Drugs

Release, drugs, the law and human rights

Say Why to Drugs podcast

Talking Drugs

Transform: Drugs Policy Foundation

Volteface, an advocacy organisation which seeks to reduce the harm drugs pose to individuals and society, through evidence-based policy