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Conference on drugs & cultures, Paris, 11-13 Dec. 2008

Over the course of the last decades the description of the drug phenomenon has developed considerably; but there still remains a long way to go to explain the great variability of patterns of use and the ways of apprehending them. Therefore, the French monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction and the Public Health Chair at Sciences Po decided to gather researchers in human and social sciences in order to study the interrelationship between drugs and cultures.

Is there a link between drugs, their effects and the social imaginative world of contemporary culture?
Is it possible to identify populations of users gathered around a subculture linked with their consumption?
Which judgement criteria currently dominate thinking on drug phenomenon?
How do those criteria influence the regulation policies adopted?

During a three days conference in Paris, December 11-13 2008, these major themes will form the backbone of the debates which will highlight an international and historical perspective.

Programme Planning Committee

Posted by David Fahey on September 18, 2008 at 01:12 PM in Drugs (general), France | Permalink