Title

Methamphetamine in the Willamette Valley: Media & Cultural Influences on Individual Perceptions of "Meth" Addiction

Date

5-29-2014 10:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

Department

Anthropology

Session Chair

Isidore Lobnibe and Robin Smith

Session Title

Anthropology Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Isidore Lobnibe

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

My senior research project investigated the social and cultural beliefs surrounding use of and addiction to methamphetamine (“meth”) in the Willamette Valley. The goal was to gain an understanding of public perceptions regarding the drug and those addicted to it. Research data for this project were gathered through a random sample survey of individuals, an analysis of film and television shows, and review of other secondary sources. Preliminary analysis suggests that, in addition to media representation, perceptions regarding meth and individuals addicted to the drug are often informed by multiple factors including class, gender and ethnicity.

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Methamphetamine in the Willamette Valley: Media & Cultural Influences on Individual Perceptions of "Meth" Addiction

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

My senior research project investigated the social and cultural beliefs surrounding use of and addiction to methamphetamine (“meth”) in the Willamette Valley. The goal was to gain an understanding of public perceptions regarding the drug and those addicted to it. Research data for this project were gathered through a random sample survey of individuals, an analysis of film and television shows, and review of other secondary sources. Preliminary analysis suggests that, in addition to media representation, perceptions regarding meth and individuals addicted to the drug are often informed by multiple factors including class, gender and ethnicity.