In this volume, contributors employ sociological and public health perspectives to offer insights into behaviours common at raves and nightclubs. The volume provides theoretical observations on illicit club drug use and supply, helping to challenge current orthodoxies on the role of drug use within young peoples' lives. Drawing material from the USA, UK and Hong Kong, the volume allows the demystification of stereotypical presentations surrounding young people who attend clubs and/or use club drugs. This work provides a badly needed and objective analysis of youthful drug use, and a foundation from which future sociological and public studies on young people, clubs and drugs - as well as young people themselves - will benefit.

chapter 1|12 pages

Young People, Clubs and Drugs

ByBill Sanders

chapter 2|13 pages

Reluctant Refl exivity, Implicit Insider Knowledge and the Development of

ByFiona Measham, Karenza Moore

chapter 4|17 pages

Conceptions of Risk in the Lives of Ecstasy-Using Youth

ByBrian C. Kelly

chapter 6|11 pages

On Ketamine: In and Out of the K hole

ByStephen E. Lankenau

chapter 7|19 pages

Ecstasy Use Amongst Young Low-Income Women

ByZhao Helen Wu

chapter 9|19 pages

In the Club Redux: Ecstasy Use and Supply in a London Nightclub

ByBill Sanders

chapter 10|12 pages

Pub Space, Rave Space and Urban Space: Three Different Night-Time Economies

ByDaniel Silverstone