With reference to Bourgois and other sources discuss how “substance abuse is merely a symptom – and a vivid symbol – of deeper dynamics of social marginalization and alienation” (Bourgois 1996, p. 2).
Points to cover:
Critically question many assumptions concerning one’s own society (Singapore)
• Discuss anthropological ideas, concepts and theories with others and articulate these in written form
• Identify key anthropological texts and authors, as well as be able to outline their arguments
• Understand and appreciate other human societies and cultures