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Anthropology Department Events

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Applied Anthropologist Dr. Anastasia Hudgins will discuss a recent research project for UNICEF Viet Nam where she was tasked with getting the “lay of the land” about children who use drugs, the laws and policies that guide treatment, and the treatment itself. Besides learning about these, the interviews, observations and participant observation she conducted helped understand the social meanings of drugs, the impact of compulsory detention and criminalization in the Vietnamese context, the enduring consequences of stigma, and how health practices are steeped in history and political economy.

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