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Written by John Auld   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

CONTENTS

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. MARIJUANA USE AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN THE EARLY 1970s
The legitimation of law-enforcement
Forms and strategies of law-enforcement
Detection
Alliance-building
Fighting a losing battle? The issue of impact

2. A NEGLECTED DIMENSION OF SOCIAL CONTROL?
The appearance of anomalies
The issue of sociability
A digression on alcohol
Marijuana: the challenge to pharmacology

3. SET: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF EXPECTATIONS  ABOUT DRUG EFFECTS
Cultural imagery: disinhibition and passivity  
Subcultural imagery: hot and cool hedonism 
The complementarity of cultural and subcultural imagery 
The growing disjunction between subcultures

4. SETTING: THE STRUCTURE OF THE DRUG—USING SITUATION
The contribution of Matza  
Reawakening and the problem of expression 
A re-examination of some of marijuana's "effects" 
Temporal distortion   
Enhanced sensitivity and interpersonal awareness   
Feelings of mirth or hilarity   
Enhanced appreciation of music

5. THE CHANGING MEANINGS OF MARIJUANA USE I
The problematic concept of enjoyment  
The changing social context of marijuana use
John Peel: Weeds in the Perfumed Garden 
Richard Neville: Dropping out of dropping out  
The "natural" limits of dissent  
Some implications

6. THE CHANGING MEANINGS OF MARIJUANA USE II
The changing situational context of marijuana use
Changes in identity and membership
Changes in definitions of proper and improper behaviour:   
the cult of cool  
Role distance 
Pharmacological "invisibility" 
The psychedelic legacy  
Implications and a note of qualification 
Portraits of a silent minority  
The growing dysfunctions of coolness  
Adaptations

7. MARIJUANA USE AND SOCIAL CONTROL RECONSIDERED

NOTES AND REFERENCES

Appendix I

Appendix II

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:42
 

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