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“Pma sounds fun” : negotiating drug discourses online

Barratt, Monica, Allen, Matthew and Lenton, Simon 2014, “Pma sounds fun” : negotiating drug discourses online, Substance use & misuse, vol. 49, pp. 987-998, doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.852584.

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Title “Pma sounds fun” : negotiating drug discourses online
Author(s) Barratt, Monica
Allen, MatthewORCID iD for Allen, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0002-8882-8763
Lenton, Simon
Journal name Substance use & misuse
Volume number 49
Start page 987
End page 998
Total pages 12
Publisher Informa healthcare
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1082-6084
1532-2491
Keyword(s) internet
discourses
counterpublic health
health resistance
internet
ecstasy
para-methoxyamphetamine
health promotion
harm reduction
pleasure
Summary  In 2007, a young woman, Annabel Catt, died after consuming a capsule sold as “ecstasy” that contained para-methoxyamphetamine. In this paper, we describe how this death was depicted in online drug-user communities and illustrate how the meanings of drug use are negotiated in online settings. News articles, public online discussions, and online fieldwork formed the data. This paper demonstrates how dominant drug discourses may be resisted by drug users, drawing on theories of health resistance and Kane Race’s concept of counterpublic health. Online environments may offer ways of engaging people who use drugs that acknowledge both pleasure and safety. The study’s limitations are noted.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/10826084.2013.852584
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065631

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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