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ANTH106 - Drugs in Media (Option 3)

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Over the decades, popular culture and mainstream media has been flooded by prolific imagery, references and symbolism of drug use. Due to the criminalisation of the vast majority of drugs in Western culture, music, film and video have become the main source of promotion for drug consumption. Suzanne Frazer’s "The Drug Effect Health, Crime and Society: Pleasure and Pain” illustrates how drug imagery in popular culture acts as ‘cultural agents’ to highlight the significance of drug use, crime and addiction

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Drug control law Drug policy Drug culture Law Public policy Counterculture Counterculture of the 1960s Prohibition of drugs Social conflict War on Drugs Drug Illegal drug trade Suzanne Frazer
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Drug control law Drug policy Drug culture Law Public policy Counterculture Counterculture of the 1960s Prohibition of drugs Social conflict War on Drugs Drug Illegal drug trade Suzanne Frazer
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Due to the criminalisation of the vast majority of drugs in Western culture, music, film and video have become the main source of promotion for drug consumption. Suzanne Frazer’s "The Drug Effect Health, Crime and Society: Pleasure and Pain” illustrates how drug imagery in popular culture acts as ‘cultural agents’ to highlight the significance of drug use, crime and addiction. By analysing the influence of time, we are able to see the shift in movement from a normative substance to that of corruption. This is supported by the many modes of popular culture, all of which simultaneously influence drug portrayal and in turn have...
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