|Title:||Haddin Forum: Social Identity and Boundary Maintenance among Drug Users|
|Calendar:||College of Arts and Sciences Events|
|Date:||08.30.2013 11:30 am - 1:00 pm|
|Location:||Heritage Hall Building room 524|
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DescriptionHaddin Forum Lecture: Heith Copes, "Social Identity and Boundary Maintenance among Drug Users." Lunch is provided.
Heith Copes will explore how cultural narratives about types of drug addicts (e.g., crack heads and meth heads) shape the personal narratives of individual drug users. Addicts who smoke crack resist being labeled as crack heads by constructing boundaries between themselves (functional users) and crack heads (dysfunctional users), who they deem beneath them. Examining the boundaries drug users create can help us understand how cultural identities shape conceptions of self and structure everyday interactions.