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dc.contributor.authorSolanki, Jay 17:15:20 (GMT) 17:15:20 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractHarm reduction is a label given to a suite of health and social service practices that seek to mitigate the harm associated with illicit drug use without demanding or expecting drug users to abstain. It is also a label under which a diverse and globalized social movement has organized to alter the conditions that give rise to drug-related harm, broadly construed. The central argument of this thesis is that a philosophy of harm reduction will benefit from taking a social movement perspective. Philosophical engagement in the area that focuses on or isolates narrow issues of policy while neglecting the social movement, risks reproducing or strengthening a tendency toward technocratic management that many harm reduction activists struggle to resist. By adopting a social movement perspective, the philosophizing that is done can be better attuned to the actual politics, and actual needs that are identified in practice.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectharm reductionen
dc.subjectsocial movementsen
dc.subjectillicit drugsen
dc.titleHarm Reduction is a Social Movementen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.contributor.advisorDea, Shannon
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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