Chemicals in everyday life

We draw on medical anthropology and studies of science, technology and contemporary youth culture to study the lived effects of chemicals, which are a combination of their pharmaceutical properties, the beliefs and expectations surrounding their use, and practical experimentation with specific techniques. Our ethnographic fieldwork, based on participant observation and long-term immersion in the field, takes place in the Netherlands, France, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The ChemicalYouth project is based at the University of Amsterdam and is funded by the European Research Council.


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