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Article: Sit down to float: The cultural meaning of ketamine use in Hong Kong

TitleSit down to float: The cultural meaning of ketamine use in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCulture Of Drug Consumption
Dance
Ketamine
Young People
Issue Date2008
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/16066359.asp
Citation
Addiction Research And Theory, 2008, v. 16 n. 3, p. 259-271 How to Cite?
AbstractFrom the late 1990s onward, ketamine use among young persons in Hong Kong grew rapidly becoming the drug of choice. This article examines ketamine's attraction in Hong Kong, and in so doing aims to uncover the cultural meaning of ketamine use. The analysis explores the emergence and shifts in meanings and experiences of those who initiate and continue to use ketamine. The data stems from a comparative study of the social setting of club drug use in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Rotterdam. We draw from 100 in-depth interviews to examine the experiences of young persons who have used drugs in dance venues in Hong Kong. Our findings indicate that ketamine has become embedded in a distinctively working class youth dance scene, is accessible in terms of supply and cost, shared among groups of friends and results in a stimulating yet liberating experience beyond that of ecstasy. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172349
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.252
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.669
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dc.description.abstractFrom the late 1990s onward, ketamine use among young persons in Hong Kong grew rapidly becoming the drug of choice. This article examines ketamine's attraction in Hong Kong, and in so doing aims to uncover the cultural meaning of ketamine use. The analysis explores the emergence and shifts in meanings and experiences of those who initiate and continue to use ketamine. The data stems from a comparative study of the social setting of club drug use in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Rotterdam. We draw from 100 in-depth interviews to examine the experiences of young persons who have used drugs in dance venues in Hong Kong. Our findings indicate that ketamine has become embedded in a distinctively working class youth dance scene, is accessible in terms of supply and cost, shared among groups of friends and results in a stimulating yet liberating experience beyond that of ecstasy. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd.en_US
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dc.subjectCulture Of Drug Consumptionen_US
dc.subjectDanceen_US
dc.subjectKetamineen_US
dc.subjectYoung Peopleen_US
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