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Naz

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PRIVILEDGED LIFESTYLE

REPUTATION - HEDONISITC AND CAREFREE

DRUGS

FINANCIAL AMBITION

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THE BASICS

Sex:

MALE

Location:

NI

Interview age:

17 - 23

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

SOUTH ASIAN

Naz’s parents and members of his extended family came and settled in Northern Ireland from India. They established and built up successful businesses, and Naz has enjoyed a privileged upbringing as a result. While recognising that such success was the result of hard work on behalf of his family, he was not so inclined to apply such a strict work ethic to his own endeavours. While cultivating a busy social life, and dabbling in recreational drugs, Naz neglected his school-work for a period. He toyed with the idea of attending university just for the experience and the freedom but, in the end, decided to leave school after completing GNVQ and learn the family business on the job. As the eldest son, he was expected to take on a responsible and leading role within this business at some stage, but did not feel ready. Members of his extended family acted as mentors to him, as well as social partners. However, Naz liked to party and to travel, he liked fashion and invested a lot of time and finances in these pursuits. He enjoyed short term and casual relationships until his early 20s, preferring to capitalise on his popularity and exotic appeal. At last interview, he had settled into a more serious relationship but acknowledged that his parents would probably prefer a young Indian woman.

 

 

Naz's Data

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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2.

08/07/99

17

SMG

3.

06/04/00

18

SMG

4.

08/03/01

19

SMG

5.

19/03/03

21

SMG

6.

19/11/04

23

SMG

OTHER DATA

 

 

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