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Manderson states that 'drug law is symbolic theatre'.  He claims drug

legislation is used as a type of morality play to demonstrate to members of society what danger is, what to avoid, and what type of person you should NOT be. 
Select the correct statements from the ones listed below. 
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Select one or more: a. Drug laws 'need' drugs because they fulfil an important symbolic function b. In modern society drug users are characterised as a threat to our ideologies of freedom and autonomy c. Drug seizures demonstrate that governments and the law are winning the war against drugs d. The sole purpose of drug laws is to eradicate illegal drug use e. Drug laws' primary purpose is to improve health and social indicators in society

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IntroducTon to AN±H 106 Drugs Across Cultures Guest lecturer: Dr Lisa Wynn Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University
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