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What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then? : Youth and Drugs in a Southern California Beach Community from 1970 into the 21st Century :  Youth and Drugs in a Southern California Beach Community from 1970 into the 21st Century - Jeremiah Lowney

What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then? : Youth and Drugs in a Southern California Beach Community from 1970 into the 21st Century

Youth and Drugs in a Southern California Beach Community from 1970 into the 21st Century

Paperback Published: November 2001
ISBN: 9780761821236
Number Of Pages: 472

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What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then? is a comprehensive, in-depth study of teen drug and alcohol abuse that begins in the _hip_ days of the 1970's, travels through the economic boom of the 1990's, and continues on until the present time. Lowney combines qualitative, descriptive research with statistical quantitative data over a 31-year period to present a human understanding of young people's drug use.

Essentially, I believe that Jerry Lowney has achieved some unique feats in social science research and in the field of addiction studies. It should be a valuable example for use in courses on social science methodology. For courses on social problems, alcohol and drug addiction, deviance, and the family, it should provide a very valuable case study. The appropriate people need to know about this unique book.--Robert Straus, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky

List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Origins of the Research & Origins of the Wall Gangp. 3
The Role of Researcher Is Introduced & the Group Becomes Known as a "Gang"p. 5
The Complementary Nature of Interventionist and Researcher Rolesp. 7
Role Conflict & Resolutionp. 9
The Wall Gang - 1971-72p. 11
Lack of Formal Gang Organizationp. 11
Family Backgroundp. 12
Relationships with the Opposite Sexp. 17
The Use of Drugsp. 19
The Use of Drugs by Gang Members as Opposed to Other Youthsp. 21
Conclusionp. 22
Changes Occur & Trends Developp. 25
The Wall Gang - Highs & Lowsp. 27
Arrestsp. 30
Police Action & Interactionsp. 40
Those Who Were "Doing Well"p. 42
"Praise the Lord! I've Been Born Again!"p. 43
A More Systematic & In-Depth Research Project Beginsp. 47
Theoriesp. 48
Details of Methodology or "How Can We Accept What you Say?"p. 57
The Setting of the Researchp. 58
Personal Factors That Affected the Researchp. 61
The Stages of the Researchp. 64
Presentation of the Datap. 93
Everyday Life in the Golden Beach Subculture, 1975-1976p. 97
Forewordp. 97
Changes in Golden Beach That Affected the Drug Subculturep. 98
The Wall Gang, 1975-1976p. 99
The Wall "Crew," 1975-1976p. 106
The Overall Drug Subculture, 1975-1976p. 110
Theft & Violencep. 129
Partiesp. 131
Rock Concertsp. 140
The "Trio"p. 144
In Closingp. 146
Where Are Your Children Today & Tonight? The Life World of Golden Beach Youthp. 117
The Beach, Summer Days, 1975p. 147
The Beach, After Dark, The Summer of 1975p. 153
Golden Beach Youth During the School Yearp. 162
Weekends During the School Year - Daytime Hoursp. 166
Weekends During the School Year - Eveningsp. 167
Interactions Between the Adult World & the Youth Subculturep. 179
The Patterns of Behavior & the Theories under Considerationp. 186
Theories: Family & Peersp. 193
The Familyp. 194
Sexual Identity & Sexual Problemsp. 206
An Examination of the Overall Data in Support of the McCord-Chein Modelp. 220
An Examination of the Same Data in Support of Social Control Theoriesp. 222
Social Control & Differential Association Theoriesp. 222
Conclusions Regarding the Relationships between Peer & Family Factorsp. 243
A Final Notep. 245
Five Families & A "Super-Mom"p. 247
The Dunn Familyp. 247
The Roe Familyp. 248
The Bayer Familyp. 250
The Jones Familyp. 252
The Gilroy Familyp. 255
Closing Remarksp. 264
Dichotomies, 1976-1980p. 269
Introductionp. 269
Early Reports, 1976-1977p. 269
Christmas Break, 1976-1977p. 277
The Summer of 1977p. 282
1978-1980, Some Changes & More of the Samep. 304
Christmas Break, 1978p. 309
1979 & on to 1980p. 310
The Early 1980s - Lots of Dope & Rays of Hopep. 313
The Old Wall Gangp. 315
The Five Familiesp. 316
The "Younger" Wall Crewp. 317
The Femalesp. 321
Some Other Trends of "Doing Well" among Malesp. 322
And, Those Who Are Strugglingp. 323
Some New Facesp. 324
The Parties and the Beach, Summer, 1981p. 325
Between Visits, 1981-1983p. 329
Summer, 1983p. 331
1984-1985p. 335
The Late 1980s & Early 1990s - Keeping Contacts, Priesthood & Applying the Findingsp. 337
Introductionp. 337
1985-1987p. 338
A "Bombshell"p. 341
"You Are a Priest Forever"p. 342
Youth Ministry or "Applying What You Have Learned from Golden Beach"p. 343
And, Back at the Beachp. 344
Where Are They Now? 1996 - 2001p. 347
Introductionp. 347
Golden Beach & The Beach Scene into the 21st Centuryp. 348
1996p. 351
1997p. 360
1998p. 369
1999p. 372
2000-Into the New Millenniump. 376
Christmas Break, 2000-2001p. 391
The Year 2001p. 394
A Final Visit to Californiap. 396
Summary, Conclusions & Learning from the Pastp. 405
Introductionp. 405
The Importance of Familyp. 407
Father, Father Figures & Damaging Father Figuresp. 408
Mothersp. 409
The Long Term Effects of Family Factorsp. 410
Patterns of Change in Drug Usep. 412
Changes in Law & Law Enforcementp. 414
The Effectiveness of External Control Efforts & and Internal Controlsp. 415
What Can We Do?p. 418
Appendicesp. 423
Glossary of Subculture Termsp. 433
Bibliographyp. 445
Indexp. 453
About the Authorp. 457
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ISBN: 9780761821236
ISBN-10: 0761821236
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: November 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.69