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Drugs, law, people, place and the state: ongoing regulation, resistance and change


Williams, S and Warf, B, Drugs, law, people, place and the state: ongoing regulation, resistance and change, Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State: Ongoing Regulation, Resistance and Change, Routledge, S Williams, B Warf (ed), Ablington, United Kingdom, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781138700451 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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We introduce this special issue firstly by tracing drugs from their traditional, cultural and religious uses through to their roles as commodities in colonial relations and now the global economy. We secondly explore the shifting nature of drugs and drug use in different places and times as shaped by politics, especially state regulation and the law. Thirdly, given the complexity as well as contingency of drugs, we survey a wide range of relevant theoretical approaches, but suggest that a critical analysis attend to their spatial framing and geography. Fourthly, and finally, we summarize the eight papers comprising this collection.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:drugs, public health, law, policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
ID Code:121283
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-09-20
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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