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dc.contributor.authorWillis, Laura Lehane
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. David Moore
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Moira O'Connor
dc.contributor.supervisorAssoc. Prof. Brian Bishop

In this research deconstructive analyses of news-media texts and interview data were conducted to explore divergences in western liberal constructions of illicit drug use and drug-using subjects, and the stigmatising and marginalising effects of such constructions. The findings pose questions about the role that dichotomising knowledge practices and underlying affective processes may play in limiting the development of meaningful and effective changes in how such conduct and individuals are understood and approached in western liberal culture.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleDeconstructing divergent constructions of illicit drug use and drug-using subjects: understanding enduring stigma and marginalisation
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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