Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Upcoming Seminar: Nepalese Drug Users in Hong Kong

"Nepalese Drug Users in Hong Kong: Ethnicity, Transnationalism, and Marginalization" 

Speaker: Wyman TANG
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology, CUHK
Time: 12:30 p.m., Friday, 19 October 2012
Venue: Room 401 Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK


This research studies two groups of Nepalese drug users in Hong Kong: drug users at ethnic minority schools and drug users on the street. Due to their ethnicity, individuals in both groups felt marginalized by society and resorted to drug use. But they have gone through very different drug careers. Most of the members in the former group have successfully quit drugs, whereas members in the latter group have largely remained on the street taking drugs. The comparison of these two groups of drug users sheds light on the relationship between transnational experiences and drug careers as well as ways of exercising agency among marginal groups.


Feel free to bring your box lunch or sandwich to eat during the talk.

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