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About the Seminar
This paper will explore some of the issues surrounding young people, drinking cultures and their use of social technologies such as Facebook. Qualitative focus group discussions will be thematically analysed to identify key issues relating to the role of alcohol and social technologies in young people’s drinking cultures. Gendered constructions of pleasure, ‘extreme drinking’, harm reduction and risk taking will be considered alongside the importance of social technologies in young people’s drinking practices. The study is part of a wider Marsden funded project that aims to move beyond examining the amounts of alcohol consumed towards a consideration of the places and spaces that young people inhabit to drink alcohol, as well as the function of social networking in facilitating alcohol related pleasures, risks and harms.
|19th June 2013||14:00||Department of Criminology|
About Dr Fiona Hutton
Fiona joined Victoria University’s Institute of Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University, her past research has focused on mental health, family support services, education and health needs in inner city areas, outreach work with injecting drug users, the homeless and street based sex workers.
This seminar is a free events open to both staff and students of the University of Leicester. If you are not a member of the University of Leicester but would like to attend please contact us to confirm your attendance.