What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then? is a comprehensive, in-depth study of teen drug and alcohol abuse that begins in the "hip" days of the 1970's, travels through the economic boom of the 1990's, and continues on until the present time. Lowney combines qualitative, descriptive research with statistical quantitative data over a 31-year period to present a human understanding of young people's drug use.
Jeremiah Lowney is Associate Professor of Sociology at Carroll College, Helena, Montana.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Prologue Chapter 5 Origins of the Research & Origins of the Wall Gang Chapter 6 The Wall Gang- 1971-72 Chapter 7 Changes Occur & Trends Develop Chapter 8 A More Systematic & In-Depth Research Project Begins Chapter 9 Details of Methodology or "How Can We Accept What You Say?" Chapter 10 Everyday Life in the Golden Beach Subculture, 1975-1976 Chapter 11 What are Your Children Today & Tonight? The Life World of Golden Beach Youth Chapter 12 Theories: Family & Peers Chapter 13 Five Families & a "Super-Mom" Chapter 14 Dichotomies, 1976-1980 Chapter 15 The Early 1980's- Lots of Dope & Rays of Hope Chapter 16 The Late 1980s & Early 1990s- Keeping Contacts, Priesthood & Applying the Findings Chapter 17 Where are They Now? 1996-2001 Chapter 18 Summary, Conclusions & Learning from the Past Chapter 19 Appendices Chapter 20 Glossary of Subculture Terms Chapter 21 Bibliography Chapter 22 Index Chapter 23 About the Author