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Drug dogs, hook-up apps and transformations in gay partying practices

My analysis of the changed landscape of gay partying in Sydney has just been published in Contemporary Drug Problems (click here: Complex Events to access the article). The essay looks at the impact of current policing practices (the use of drug dogs)  on the shapes gay partying is taking: its forms, pleasures, risks, contexts and sociomaterial implications – especially in the context of the increasing use of digital hook-up apps for purposes of sexual sociability.  The paper also asks questions about what different methods/styles of drug research and criminological research do, and how drug practices defy the categories and practices employed in some of the more predominant research methods and modes of intervention.  (Skip the first paragraph if you’re less interested in theory than in practice. I just happen to think that theory is practice, and a practice that requires reworking every so often)

The article is now up on my academia.edu page too

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