Assemblages, territories, contexts

Duff, C 2016, 'Assemblages, territories, contexts', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 33, pp. 15-20.


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Title Assemblages, territories, contexts
Author(s) Duff, C
Year 2016
Journal name International Journal of Drug Policy
Volume number 33
Start page 15
End page 20
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Human geographers have been at the forefront of efforts across the social sciences to develop "assemblage thinking", applying and extending this model in a series of highly original empirical studies. This commentary assesses some of the conceptual, methodological and procedural implications of this research for contemporary drug studies. I will argue that the most useful way of approaching assemblage thinking in the analysis of drug problems is to focus on the ways assemblages draw together social, affective and material forces and entities. I will briefly review these three nodes before indicating how their analysis may inspire novel empirical assessments of drug assemblages. I will conclude by exploring how the assemblage may replace the 'subject' and 'social context' as a discrete unit of analysis in drug studies.
Subject Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Keyword(s) Affective geographies
Assemblage
Context
Deleuze
Drugs
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.10.003
Copyright notice © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN 0955-3959
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