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Cultural fraud: the role of culture in drug abuse

Eckersley, Richard


The research literature on the social determinants of health focuses on socio-economic inequalities and disadvantage. 'Culture' is usually seen as pan of this picture of difference-associated with minority status, ethnicity or race; but we also need to address the role of dominant or mainstream cultures in health and well-being. Cultures provide the underlying assumptions of an entire way of life, allowing us to make sense of the world and our lives. This paper argues that aspects of modern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1080/09595230500102590


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