WK5_SOC2460_SP11

WK5_SOC2460_SP11 - SOC 2460 Drugs and Society Spring 2011...

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SOC 2460: Drugs and Society Spring, 2011 Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-3:20, 253 Malott Hall Discussion Sections on Fridays (1) 2 30PM 3 20PM MCG 125 (1) 2:30PM-3:20PM MCG 125 (2) 2:30PM-3:20PM MRL 111 (3) 1:25PM-2:15PM MRL 111 (4) 10:10AM-11:00AM MCG 125 Instructor: Douglas Heckathorn, Professor of Sociology 344 Uris Hall 255 4368 255-4368 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Fridays 1:30 to 3:30 or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Patrick Park Kyle Albert
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Cornell in Washington Live, Learn, and Work in Washington next semester Take classes AND intern at places like White House, Executive Office of the President The Department of the Treasury, Office of Economic Policy F d d D Ad i i t ti Food and Drug Administration International Rescue Committee NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Open to students in all colleges and majors To Learn More Check out our website http://ciw.cornell.edu Send us an email at [email protected] , and we will send Send us an email at , and we will send you information Come to our information meeting on Monday, February 28 th , at 4:45 PM in G64 Goldwin Smith Hall (Kaufmann Auditorium)
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Social Ecology of Regulatory Interests I f t i di t d l d th d Issue of cost is now disputed-early deaths reduce costs for social security and pensions, and according to a NYT study, by economic standards alone, tobacco is neutral with costs to states (e g Medicaid) and is neutral, with costs to states (e.g., Medicaid) and benefits to the feds (e.g., Social Security) Documentation of second-hand smoke introduced a new chapter in regulation by adding a strong new new chapter in regulation by adding a strong new regulatory interest Initially was contested by conservatives and tobacco industry but later research confirmed initial findings industry, but later research confirmed initial findings Result: bans in public buildings Question: should smoking by parents, who thereby demonstrably harm their children be prohibited? demonstrably harm their children, be prohibited? Should tobacco be legally prohibited, even for private use? In concentration camps smokers sometimes traded 3 In concentration camps, smokers sometimes traded food for tobacco until they starved; suggesting that a prohibition might produce a huge underground market
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Social Ecology of Regulatory Interests A i l l i l lt l t A social learning process can also alter regulatory interests After WWII, inner cities were flooded with heroin It was widely believed to be no more addictive than marijuana During the next decade, as experience of the effects of ( prolonged heroin use grew, norms (regulatory interests) evolved In the North East, gangs frequently refused to recruit h i d ll d th h b heroin users; and expelled those who became users (see Islands in the Street) These gangs were money making machines, and h i k heroin users were poor workers In contrast, on the West coast, where many gangs focused on neighborhood defense, tolerance of heroin use remained higher 4 Lesson: regulatory interests can be shaped by social learning
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