Among friends: a qualitative exploration of the role of peers in young people's alcohol use using Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field and capital

@inproceedings{MacArthur2017AmongFA,
  title={Among friends: a qualitative exploration of the role of peers in young people's alcohol use using Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field and capital},
  author={Georgie J. MacArthur and Nina R. Jacob and Pandora Pound and Matthew Hickman and Rona Campbell},
  booktitle={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2017}
}
Drinking is viewed by young people as a predominantly social activity which provides an opportunity for entertainment and bonding with friends. Using Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field and capital, this article explores young people's attitudes and beliefs around alcohol use, influences on behaviour, and the role of peers, with a view to informing the development of preventive interventions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 28 young people aged 18-20 in the south west of… CONTINUE READING