ERIC Number: EJ934978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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"You Just Get Blocked." Teenage Drinkers: Reckless Rebellion or Responsible Reproduction?
Children & Society, v25 n5 p394-405 Sep 2011
The purpose of this study is to challenge the discourse that underage drinking is inevitably "deviant." Rather than imposing an adultist lens, the article draws upon focus-group interviews with 14-15 year olds. The meaningful role of drinking is explored, along with the capability of peer cultures to manage some alcohol-related "risks." The data suggest that the prioritisation of adultist constructs over teenage subject experiences appears somewhat misplaced since teenage norms are not complete subversions of the adult world. Apparent transgression is better understood as alternative socialisation, since teenage peer groups creatively reproduce the wider culture.
Descriptors: Drinking, Adolescents, Interviews, Focus Groups, Socialization, Role, Risk, Adults, Peer Groups, Behavior Standards
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