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SOCI 3810 Summary: The War on Drugs

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 3810
Professor
Carmela Murdocca
Semester
Winter

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thMonday January 30 2012THE WAR ON DRUGS TALES OF RACE CLASS AND GENDERPopular representations of todays drug traffickers are men of colour portrayed in violent as hypermasculine and a menace to society For women intersecting variables such as race and class also come into playIn a historical context the root of drug regulation in Canada was largely associated with Aboriginal people Since their prohibition of buyingpossessing alcohol thousands of Aboriginals were jailed Aboriginal women were arrested for public drunkenness and constructed as even more deviant and immoral than Aboriginal males or white womenAs well the Womens Christian Temperance Union in Canada had regarded sobriety and morality as embedded in the female gender However women would be easily targeted for corruption due to their fragile character The main culprits of disrupting the white womens
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