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Play space: historical and socio-cultural reflections on drugs, licensed leisure locations, commericialisation and control.

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Play space: historical and socio-cultural reflections on drugs, licensed leisure locations, commericialisation and control. / Measham, Fiona C.

In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 15, No. 5-6, 11.2004, p. 337-345.

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title = "Play space: historical and socio-cultural reflections on drugs, licensed leisure locations, commericialisation and control.",
abstract = "This paper will consider legal and illicit drug use in relation to changing leisure spaces, reflecting on different types of leisure space from the formal, controlled and purpose built licensed leisure locations of the modern urban landscape to the illicit, unregulated and wild zones beyond. Drawing on a range of literature, as well as empirical studies by the author, the historical and socio-cultural development of leisure space in relation to dance clubs, public houses and caf{\'e} bars in the UK will be considered. The relationship between spatiality, consumption, commercialisation and control is analysed through a consideration of changes in licensed leisure spaces; changes in the use of legal and illicit drugs within them; and state and commercial responses to these changes at local and national level. After pub and club space, the third and final consideration is the notion of head space, utilised and commodified in the pursuit of pleasure in late modern consumer society.",
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