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Possessed: Drug policy, witchcraft and belief

Manderson, Desmond


When our friends and family behave irrationally, indulging in fears and behaviours that even they agree are dysfunctional, eventually we stop reasoning with them and send them to an analyst instead. It is their irrational impulses that need to be understood if they are to change. After 50 years of prohibition, we know that banning heroin has not worked. Yet, still we persist. The question is why. It is time to psychoanalyse our drug policies, searching for the irrational fears and anxieties...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/09502380500040522


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