QMJC February 2020 – Party and Play’: on line hook-up products and also the emergence of PNP methods among homosexual guys

Team: Adrian Farrugia, Duane Duncan, Gemma Nourse and Nyssa Ferguson (Australian Research Centre in Intercourse, health insurance and Society, Los Angeles Trobe University)

Kane Race’s (2015) article ‘“Party and play”: on the web hook-up products therefore the emergence of PNP methods among gay guys’ is an analysis that is generative of mediated sexual encounters such as medication usage, or Party ‘n’ Enjoy (PNP) practices. The content traces the complex arrangement of technologies, things and environments, together understood as ‘infrastructures’, that form these encounters and also the kinds of sociality that emerge therein. As the article has an expansive analysis among these infrastructures, we focus mainly on Race’s study of the part of medication consumption, generally speaking crystal methamphetamine and GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), during these methods together with implications of this analysis for health training.

This article is due to an’ that is‘insider-ethnography of changing contexts of HIV prevention in Sydney, Australia.

The wider research includes a dataset comprised of findings, qualitative interviews and analysis of textual and material that is historical. In this piece, nonetheless, Race mainly works together information produced by his very own involvement when you look at the sociosexual tradition under research. A lot of Race’s argument will be based upon an analysis of screenshots of discussion between him and potential intimate lovers on hook-up phone apps such as for example Grindr and Scruff. Although the dataset could be unknown to scientists more familiar with conventional social science techniques commonly experienced in liquor along with other medication journals, the data provide an abundant and, certainly, pleasurable encounter utilizing the subject material for the article.

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