Research Seminar: Consuming Cultures: Gender, Alcohol and Facebook

Speaker Dr Fiona Hutton
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 19 Jun 2013, 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Venue Department of Criminology
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Mark Connor, mec19@le.ac.uk, +44 (0)116 252 5704
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.

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