“Party N Play” on the Internet: Subcultural Formation, Craigslist, and Escaping from Stigma

Frederick, Brian J and Perrone, Dina (2014) “Party N Play” on the Internet: Subcultural Formation, Craigslist, and Escaping from Stigma. Deviant Behavior, 35 (11). pp. 859-884. ISSN 0163-9625

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Abstract

This article describes how the war on drugs and the fight against AIDS battled in the gay community, particularly against those who use crystal methamphetamine and engage in risky sex practices (i.e., condomless sex), have resulted in unintended consequences. These wars have successfully defined these men (AKA “PnPers”) as “diseased” or “criminals” who should be demonized and ostracized. By posting ads on Craigslist anonymously soliciting or offering drugs and “risky” sex, they are able to engage in these behaviors without being further stigmatized and labeled, and they can “safely” circumvent the medicalization and criminalization of their behavior.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: drug abuse, cultural criminology, lgbt issues
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Brian Frederick
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2017 19:44
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4103

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