Public Release:  A new book considers the interaction between public spaces and drug use

University of Huddersfield

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IMAGE: Dr. Stephen Parkin, a Research Fellow in Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, has published a book focusing on how public environments are affected by injecting drug... view more

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Influenced by the theories of Pierre Bourdieu and with a strong focus on harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affecting injecting drug use.

Drawing on ethnographic research across several locations, this book offers an account of the social organisation of public settings used for the preparation and administration of illicit drugs. The book contains interviews with both injecting drug users and those whose employment is directly affected by public injecting drug use.

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