This paper focuses on a research consultancy developed in collaborationwith harm reduction services. At first, ethnographers were asked to map and analyzetendenciesandpatternsofrecreationaldrugusewithindifferenttypesofcontexts(clubs, free parties, festivals, pubs, etc.) located in eight Italian territories. But, almostimmediately,thenegotiationwiththesponsorbroughtresearcherstoincludealsoananalysis of the relationship between services and “consumers”. Due to limited fundsandtimeavailabletocarryouttheconsultancy,andconsideringtheheterogeneityoffieldwork, ethnographers had to look for alternative ways to reach and include a highernumberofsubstanceconsumers.Tofacethischallengingfieldresearchersdevelopedcreative, unusual strategies and (perhaps unorthodox) methods. The outcome of theconsultancy permitted us to analyze the peculiar methodologies characterizing harmreduction services and their relationship with consumers. Furthermore, the researchersmanaged to capture some features of the consumers’ strategies and habits within loisircontexts. Despite the limits of the chosen research strategies, the partnership revealedinteresting perspectives on harm reduction for both operators and ethnographers.

Nistri, G., & LENZI GRILLINI, F. (2021). Uso di sostanze nei contesti di divertimento. Strategie metodologiche e di collaborazione con i servizi di Riduzione del Danno. ANTROPOLOGIA PUBBLICA, 7(1), 169-181.

Uso di sostanze nei contesti di divertimento. Strategie metodologiche e di collaborazione con i servizi di Riduzione del Danno

Filippo Lenzi Grillini
2021

Abstract

This paper focuses on a research consultancy developed in collaborationwith harm reduction services. At first, ethnographers were asked to map and analyzetendenciesandpatternsofrecreationaldrugusewithindifferenttypesofcontexts(clubs, free parties, festivals, pubs, etc.) located in eight Italian territories. But, almostimmediately,thenegotiationwiththesponsorbroughtresearcherstoincludealsoananalysis of the relationship between services and “consumers”. Due to limited fundsandtimeavailabletocarryouttheconsultancy,andconsideringtheheterogeneityoffieldwork, ethnographers had to look for alternative ways to reach and include a highernumberofsubstanceconsumers.Tofacethischallengingfieldresearchersdevelopedcreative, unusual strategies and (perhaps unorthodox) methods. The outcome of theconsultancy permitted us to analyze the peculiar methodologies characterizing harmreduction services and their relationship with consumers. Furthermore, the researchersmanaged to capture some features of the consumers’ strategies and habits within loisircontexts. Despite the limits of the chosen research strategies, the partnership revealedinteresting perspectives on harm reduction for both operators and ethnographers.
Nistri, G., & LENZI GRILLINI, F. (2021). Uso di sostanze nei contesti di divertimento. Strategie metodologiche e di collaborazione con i servizi di Riduzione del Danno. ANTROPOLOGIA PUBBLICA, 7(1), 169-181.
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