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7/7/10 Click to edit Master subtitle style ANTH 106: DRUG SYMBOLISM
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7/7/10 Manderson’s analysis of drug symbols D.Manderson ‘Metamorphoses: Clashing symbols in the social construction of drugs’ (LR ) We need to move away from the reasons for drug laws towards aesthetics i.e. to consider ‘the sensory reaction provoked by drug images and the
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7/7/10 Drugs and pollution Hypodermic syringe (needle) and aesthetic aversion. The needle as ‘boundary violation’ and pollution. Influence of anthropologist Mary Douglas ( Purity and Danger , 1966): pollution as ‘matter out of place’.
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7/7/10 Drugs and possession D.Manderson ‘Possessed: drug policy, witchcraft and belief’ Cultural Studies, 19(1) 2005:35-62. Theory and laws of property: ‘possession’ assumes humans actively appropriate and use passive things. Criminal laws of drug ‘possession’: mere proximity establishes a presumptive crime.
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7/7/10 Seductive power of drugs Chinese immigrants in 19th cent. Australia: seductive power of opium.
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2010 for the course ANTHRO ANTH106 taught by Professor Lisawynn during the Three '10 term at Macquarie.

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