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dc.contributor.advisorStebbins, Robert A.
dc.contributor.authorHathaway, Andrew D.
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T21:59:24Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T21:59:24Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationHathaway, A. D. (1995). Marijuana and lifestyle: exploring tolerable deviance (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/11654en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612042294en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29528
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 63-64.en
dc.description.abstractRecreational marijuana use has, in the past four decades, evolved from a practice that was prevalent only within certain marginalized groups, or subcultures, to one that is now broadly established throughout our culture. With this diffusion, particularly amongst the middle classes, use of the drug has become increasingly tolerated by law enforcers as well as the general public. Despite continuing prohibition, significant numbers of otherwise conventional adults persist in using marijuana on a regular basis. Based on in-depth interviews with thirty middle-class, adult users, this paper examines and updates Becker's (1953, 1955) work on becoming a marijuana user and the associated changes in users' relations to the controls designed to prevent such behaviour. Also explored here are the personal relationships with the drug. that tended to evolve from people's group-oriented experiences, marijuana's perceived practical uses, for work and for leisure, thus warranting its inclusion as a routine component of their everyday lives.
dc.format.extentv, 66 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHV 5822 M3 H37 1995en
dc.subject.lcshMarijuana
dc.subject.lcshAttitude (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcshLife style
dc.titleMarijuana and lifestyle: exploring tolerable deviance
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/11654
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHV 5822 M3 H37 1995en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 977 520538287


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.