Real Drugs in a Virtual World: Drug Discourse and Community Online

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Edward Murguía, Melissa Tackett-Gibson, Ann Lessem
Lexington Books, 2007 - Self-Help - 238 pages
Introduction -- Club drugs, online communities, and harm reduction websites on the Internet / Edward Murguía, Melissa Tackett-Gibson & Rachel Willard -- The body or the body politic? : risk, harm, moral panic and drug use discourse online / Sarah N. Gatson -- The new drugs Internet survey : a portrait of respondents / Edward Murguía & Melissa Tackett-Gibson -- Causal factors in drug use : a phenomenological approach based on Internet data / Edward Murguía -- Voluntary use, risk, and online drug-use discourse / Melissa Tackett-Gibson -- Deterrence of harm to self : a study of online rhetoric / Azzurra Crispina -- Assessing the likelihood of Internet information-seeking leading to offline drug use by youth / Sarah N. Gatson -- Scripters and freaks : knowledge and use of prescription stimulants online / Melissa Tackett-Gibson -- Illegal behavior and legal speech : Internet communities' discourse about drug use / Sarah N. Gatson -- Music as a feature of the on-line discussion of illegal drugs / Joseph A. Kotarba -- The neverending conversation : a case study of rave-related Internet conversation and drug use / Ann Lessem -- Using popular music to interpret the drug experience / Shawn Halbert & Joseph A. Kotarba -- A review of Internet studies in this volume, an examination of root causes of drug abuse from a societal point of view, and some possible solutions / Edward Murguía & Ann Lessem
 

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Contents

Introduction
Club Drugs Online Communities and Harm Reduction Websites on the Internet
3
The Body or the Body Politic? Risk Harm Moral Panic and Drug Use Discourse Online
21
The New Drugs Internet Survey A Portrait of Respondents
43
Causal Factors in Drug Use A Phenome nological Approach Based on Internet Data
57
Voluntary Use Risk and Online Drug Use Discourse
65
Deterrence of Harm to Self A Study of Online Rhetoric
81
Assessing the Likelihood of Internet InformationSeeking Leading to Offline Drug Use by Youth
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Illegal Behavior and Legal Speech Internet Communities Discourse about Drug Use
133
Music as a Feature of the Online Discussion of Illegal Club Drugs
159
The Neverending Conversation A Case Study of RaveRelated Internet Conversation and Drug Use
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Using Popular Music to Interpret the Drug Experience
195
A Review of Internet Studies in this Volume an Examination of Root Causes of Drug Abuse from a Societal Point of View and Some Possible Solutions
213
About the Authors
229
Index
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Copyright

Scripters and Freaks Knowledge and Use of Prescription Stimulants Online
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Edward Murguia is associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. Ann Lessem is assistant research scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University. Melissa Tackett-Gibson is assistant research scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University.

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