Becoming a 'real' smoker: cultural capital in young women's accounts of smoking and other substance use.

@article{Haines2009BecomingA,
  title={Becoming a 'real' smoker: cultural capital in young women's accounts of smoking and other substance use.},
  author={Rebecca J Haines and Blake D Poland and Joy L. Johnson},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={66-80}
}
This paper draws from a qualitative study of tobacco use by young women in Toronto, Canada. Narrative interviews were used to understand the multiple roles and functions of smoking within the everyday lives of female adolescents. Guided by a Bourdieusian theoretical framework this study employed the core construct of cultural capital in order to position tobacco and other substance use as field-specific capital that young women accumulate while navigating the social worlds of adolescence… CONTINUE READING

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