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Hi please find the question here PART A. you should answer in 250 words and make reference use 5 of the readings below . here is the question for week 4. What do you think about the idea that Mugford suggests that drug intoxication sits well with the contradictions of modern life? Part B answer to this students University Blog Posting 250 words : eek 4 - Drugs For Pleasure CASSIE TAYLOr Student Blog Posting 06 August, 2013 9:40 PM Emphasising on production and consumption, Mugford suggests that the contradictions of modern life promote drug intoxication within our society. Firstly, because work (production) is requiring society to adhere to strict rules and regulations, Mugford points out that it is also promoting drug use as a mechanism to unwind and relax. This is something I strongly agree with as I think drug use in means of production can be highlighted by workplaces promoting Friday night drinks, coffee dates as an opportunity to escape from work and companies that allow for smoke breaks. I do not entirely agree with Mugford's argument that consumption promotes drug intoxication. I do not deny the powers of advertising and that certain drug advertisements (particularly for beer and coffee) may excite individuals. I do believe though, that this argument is too generalised as many adverts are unrealistic expectations of what a product will actually do. An idea of Mugford's I particularly agree with is his anthropological idea about why drug intoxication is part of modern society's contradictions. Mugford's points out that as Australians most of us eat some animals (cows, sheep and chickens) yet not others (horses). I agree here that it is not rational to declare some animals fit for consumption and others not. Thus, this likens to the different types of drugs available; how can we declare some licit and others illicit when in some way they all do the same thing? Majority of people, like me, would say yes to a cup of coffee a day but no to some cocaine, even though both drugs would cause the body to react in a similar manner. Even when forgetting illicit drugs, Mugford's statement still seems applicable when using alcohol as an example. Despite having the same active ingredient, drinking a $100 bottle of French champagne will send a different message to society compared to drinking a cask of wine. end of the student post . Reference use 5 of the week readings Mugford, S. 1992. ‘Policing Euphoria: The Politics and Pragmatics of Drug Control', in Policing Australia: Old Issues, New Perspectives, P. Moir & H. Eijkman eds, MacMillan, South Melbourne. O'Malley, P. & Valverde, M. 2004. ‘The Uses of “Pleasure” in Liberal Governance of Drug and Alcohol Consumption', Sociology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 25-42. Prescribed text: Roach Anleu, S. 2006. Deviance, Conformity and Control, 4th edn, Longman, Australia, pp. 200-12. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2002. 2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: Detailed Findings, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2008, 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: First Results, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Becker, H. S. 1963. Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance, Free Press, New York. Denzin, N. K. 1993. The Alcoholic Society: Addiction and the Recovery of the Self, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick. Denzin, N. K. 1987. The Alcoholic Self, Sage Publications, Newbury Park, Ca. Department of Community Service and Health 1994. Statistics on Drug Abuse in Australia, 1994, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. Douglas, M. 1987. ‘A Distinctive Anthropological Perspective', in Constructive Drinking: Perspectives on Drink from Anthropology, ed. M. Douglas, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Mass. Giele, J. Z. 1995. Two Paths to Women's Equality: Temperance, Suffrage, and the Origins of Modern Feminism, Twayme Publishers, New York. Goffman, E. 1963. Stigma: Notes on Spoiled Identities, Penguin, Harmondsworth. Gusfield, J. R. 1963. Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement, Greenwood Press Publishers, Westport. Heath, D. B. 1987. ‘A decade of development in the anthropological study of alcohol use: 1970–1980', in Constructive Drinking: Perspectives on Drink from Anthropology, ed. M. Douglas, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Mass. Lenton, S., Ferrante, A. & Loh, N. 1996. ‘Dope Busts in the West: Minor Cannabis Offences in the Western Australian Criminal Justice System', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 15, pp. 335–41. MacAndrew, C. & Edgerton, R. B. 1969. Drunken Comportment: A Social Explanation, Nelson, London. McAllister, I., Moore, R. & Makkai, T. 1991. Drugs in Australian Society: Patterns, Attitudes and Policy, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne. Mugford, S. 1993. ‘Social Change and the Control of Psychotropic Drugs—Risk Management, Harm Reduction and “Postmodernity”', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 12, pp. 369–75. Mugford, S. 1992. ‘Policing euphoria: The politics and pragmatics of drug control', in Policing Australia: Old Issues, New Perspectives, eds P. Moir & H. Eijkman, MacMillan, South Melbourne. O'Malley, P. & Valverde, M. 2004. ‘The Uses of “Pleasure” in Liberal Governance of Drug and Alcohol Consumption', Sociology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 25-42. Pixley, J. 1991. ‘Wowser and Pro-woman Politics: Temperance against Australian Patriarchy', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 293–314. Roach Anleu, S. 2006. Deviance, Conformity and Control, 4th edn, Longman, Melbourne. Room, R. 1984. ‘Alcohol and Ethnography: A Case of Problem Deflation', Current Anthropology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 169–78. Single, E. 1995, ‘Defining Harm Reduction', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 14, pp. 287–90. Wiseman, J. P. 1971. Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. source..
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I certainly agree with Mugford when he said that drug intoxication sits well with the contradictions of modern life ADDIN CSL_CITATION { "citationItems" : [ { "id" : "ITEM-1", "itemData" : { "author" : [ { "dropping-particle" : "", "family" : "Mugford", "given" : "S.", "non-dropping-particle" : "", "parse-names" : false, "suffix" : "" } ], "container-title" : "Policing Australia: Old Issues, New Perspectives", "editor" : [ { "dropping-particle" : "", "family" : "Eijkman", "given" : "P. Moir & H.", "non-dropping-particle" : "", "parse-names" : false, "suffix" : "" } ], "id" : "ITEM-1", "issued" : { "date-parts" : [ [ "1992" ] ] }, "publisher" : "MacMillan", "publisher-place" : "South Melbourne.", "title" : "\u2018Policing Euphoria: The Politics and Pragmatics of Drug Control\u2019, in ,", "type" : "chapter" }, "uris" : [ "/documents/?uuid=9df0b952-6d30-42db-8c82-00783c5a9d7d" ] } ], "mendeley" : { "previouslyFormattedCitation" : "(Mugford 1992)" }, "properties" : { "noteIndex" : 0 }, "schema" : "https://github.com/citation-style-language/schema/raw/master/csl-citation.json" }(Mugford 1992). We are living in a consumerist society where economic production compels the majority to work eight hours a day like a machine which is very alienating. This leaves an emptiness inside our souls and for businesses this is good because it creates a need. This is the need to fill up our souls but the commodity they sell to do this is drugs ADDIN CSL_CITATION { "citationItems" : [ { "id" : "ITEM-1", "itemData" : { "author" : [ { "dropping-particle" : "", "family" : "O\u2019Malley, P. & Valverde", "given" : "M.", "non-dropping-particle" : "", "parse-names" : false, "suffix" : "" } ], "container-title" : "Sociology, vol. 38, no. 1", "id" : "ITEM-1", "issued" : { "date-parts" : [ [ "2004" ] ] }, "page" : "25-43", "title" : "The Uses of \u201cPleasure\u201d in Liberal Governance of Drug and Alcohol Consumption", "type" : "chapter" }, "uris" : [ "/documents/?uuid=a2a31af4-7bf1-4629-a043-42629b291035" ] } ], "mendeley" : { "previouslyFormattedCitation" : "(O\u2019Malley, P. & Valverde 2004)" }, "properties" : { "noteIndex" : 0 }, "schema" : "https://github.com/citation-style-language/schema/raw/master/csl-citation.json" }(O`Malley, P. & Valverde 2004). According to the United Nations Development Program`s (UNDP) research on global consumption, the world`s top spending is on the military and after that would be drugs, alcohol, and entertainment. This confirms that indeed drug addiction sits well with the basic contradiction in our society that we need to work hard for corporations to mass produce and then as we feel the need to relax the same corporations sell us drugs and entertainment and alcohol to fill in our need and feed on our emptiness. This is why drugs and alcohol and cigarette are a multi-billion dollar business. Thus there is indeed the use of pleasure that fits into our society. This is not to mention sex and coffee which are als...
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