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Killer Weed

Marijuana Grow Ops, Media, and Justice


Συγγραφέας: Boyd Susan C. , Carter Connie
Εκδότης: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442612143
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Killer Weed"

Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of "epidemic" proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about the dangerous people and practices associated with marijuana cultivation was created and disseminated by numerous spokespeople including police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors focus on the context of media reports in Canada to show how claims about marijuana cultivation have intensified the perception that this activity poses "significant" dangers to public safety and thus is an appropriate target for Canada's war on drugs. Boyd and Carter carefully show how the media draw on the same spokespeople to tell the same story again and again, and how a limited number of messages has led to an expanding anti-drug campaign that uses not only police, but BC Hydro and local municipalities to crack down on drug production. Going beyond the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how legal, political, and civil initiatives that have emerged from the media narrative have troubling consequences for a shrinking Canadian civil society.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Boyd Susan C., Carter Connie
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9781442612143
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 17/01/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: Toronto
Χώρα έκδοσης: Canada
Βάρος βιβλίου: 440 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 18 figures; 5 Illustrations, unspecified

Περιεχόμενα

List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction: Marijuana Grow Ops: Setting the Scene Chapter One: A Brief Socio-History of Drug Scares, Racialization, Nation Building, and Policy Chapter Two: Problematizing Marijuana Grow Ops: Mayerthorpe and Beyond Chapter Three: Marijuana Grow Ops and Organized Crime Chapter Four: Racialization of Marijuana Grow Ops Chapter Five: Civil Responses to Marijuana Grow Ops Chapter Six: Using Children to Promote Increased Regulation: The Representation and Regulation of Children and Parents Found at Grow Ops Chapter Seven: Alternative Perspectives Appendix Newspaper References References Notes

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