Logics of practice in the 'risk environment'

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92566
Title:
Logics of practice in the 'risk environment'
Authors:
Crawshaw, P. (Paul); Bunton, R. (Robin)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Crawshaw, P. and Bunton, R. (2009) 'Logics of practice in the 'risk environment'', Health Risk & Society, 11 (3), pp.269-282.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Health Risk & Society
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92566
DOI:
10.1080/13698570902906447
Abstract:
This paper explores the salience of the work of Pierre Bourdieu for theorising young men's experience of risk and drugs within a working class community in the North East of England identified by official discourses as a 'risk environment.' First, the concepts of field, habitus and practice are introduced. We then discuss the usefulness of these concepts for understanding diversity and contradiction in drug use, risk calculation and everyday life amongst a sample of young men. Data is presented from focus groups and individual interviews taken from a 3-year qualitative study of a 'risk community,' identified with reference to the incidence of crime, high unemployment and prevalence of illegal drug use in an area regeneration project. Social-structural determinants of dispositions towards drug use risk and risky behaviours are identified and the role of 'risk environment' highlighted. By combining theory with a rigorous empiricism, Bourdieu's work can be useful when exploring 'risk environments' and the concept of habitus can enhance understandings of young men's dispositions towards risk and risk taking.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
risk environments; young men; habitus; practice; drugs; working class; north east England; Bourdieu, Pierre
ISSN:
1369-8575; 1469-8331
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/02/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 19/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrawshaw, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorBunton, R. (Robin)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T14:17:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-19T14:17:41Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Risk & Society; 11 (3): 269-282en
dc.identifier.issn1369-8575-
dc.identifier.issn1469-8331-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13698570902906447-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92566-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the salience of the work of Pierre Bourdieu for theorising young men's experience of risk and drugs within a working class community in the North East of England identified by official discourses as a 'risk environment.' First, the concepts of field, habitus and practice are introduced. We then discuss the usefulness of these concepts for understanding diversity and contradiction in drug use, risk calculation and everyday life amongst a sample of young men. Data is presented from focus groups and individual interviews taken from a 3-year qualitative study of a 'risk community,' identified with reference to the incidence of crime, high unemployment and prevalence of illegal drug use in an area regeneration project. Social-structural determinants of dispositions towards drug use risk and risky behaviours are identified and the role of 'risk environment' highlighted. By combining theory with a rigorous empiricism, Bourdieu's work can be useful when exploring 'risk environments' and the concept of habitus can enhance understandings of young men's dispositions towards risk and risk taking.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/02/2010]en
dc.subjectrisk environmentsen
dc.subjectyoung menen
dc.subjecthabitusen
dc.subjectpracticeen
dc.subjectdrugsen
dc.subjectworking classen
dc.subjectnorth east Englanden
dc.subjectBourdieu, Pierreen
dc.titleLogics of practice in the 'risk environment'en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.en
dc.identifier.journalHealth Risk & Societyen
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 19/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardCrawshaw, P. and Bunton, R. (2009) 'Logics of practice in the 'risk environment'', Health Risk & Society, 11 (3), pp.269-282.-
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