Assembling realities, assembling capacities: Young people and drug consumption in Australian drug education - PhD Project

  • Research program: Ethnographic Research
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2013
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  • Completion date: March 2017
  • Funded by: AGDH scholarship
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This thesis analyses the constitution of young people and drug consumption in Australian drug education and social marketing texts. Drawing on the work of Gilles Deleuze and on science and technology studies, it assesses the realities assembled in these materials. Structured to reflect the assemblage approach it adopts, it argues that drug education’s articulation of rationality, sociality, space and gender, is more likely to produce than to reduce the harms traditionally thought of as "drug-related"

Dr Adrian Farrugia
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Professor Suzanne Fraser
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Professor David Moore
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Farrugia, A., C. The ontological politics of partying: Drug education, young men and drug consumption. In Wright, J. and Fitzpatrick, K. (eds.). [In Press] [CH218]