danah “zephoria” boyd is blogging about the conversation over drinking age in the United States.
As boyd is relatively well-known, her blogging about this can have interesting effects in terms of generating “buzz.”
What follows is my answer to boyd’s post, since trackbacks can be more powerful than blog comments.
You might enjoy IU researcher Ruth Engs‘s work on the topic.
A few concepts/expressions which could be useful in your future coverage…
- “Moral entrepreneurs” (Howie Becker’s concept)
- “Forbidden Fruit” (or cookie jar, but forbidden fruit works better for keyword searches, I think)
- “Responsible Drinking” (a taboo expression in alcohol research in the United States but the concept which runs at the core of Amethyst)