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Flashback: Drugs and Dealing in the Golden Age of the London Rave Scene

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Jennifer R. Ward
Date Published
191 pages
This book examines drugs and dealing in the London rave scene of the 1990s.
This book examines the organizational features of drug purchasing and drug selling, primarily as it occurred in the 1990s London rave scene, and contends that the rave club participants were economic actors who took advantage of both the legal and illegal money-making opportunities presented at this time. The book, told from the perspective of the author's own involvement, provides an account of the rave club drugs market that existed in nightclubs, dance parties, pubs, bars, and friendship networks during this time period. The book is divided into eight sections that present information on: 1) Introduction: rave club culture; 2) Organization of the London rave club scene; 3) Friendship network drug-use styles; 4) Drug selling in London rave clubs; 5) Social network drug selling; 6) The role of women in drug selling; 7) Scaling-up and moving out of drug selling; and 8) Later lives and conclusions. Tables, references, and index