Drug Panels at 2017 AAA

We are just two weeks away from the 2017 American Anthropological Association annual conference in Washington, D.C.!

This year’s conference is chock full of exciting panels, papers, posters, and events about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and related topics!  Below is a list of presentations and activities that will be of interest to ADTSG members, many of which involve our members.  Check them out!

Wednesday, November 29

12:00pm – 12:15pm (Marriott, Washington 2)

  • Paper: “Spirits” of Vodou: The Production and Use of Kleren in Haiti (Presenter: Patrick Wilkinson)

12:45pm – 1:00pm (Marriott, Jefferson)

  • Paper: “Sacrificial Offerings of China’s Reform”: Temporality, History, and Recovery from Addiction (Presenter: Nicholas Bartlett)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Marriott, Wilson C)

  • Paper: Cultural Models of Substance Misuse Risk and Moral Foundations: Cognitive Resources Underlying Stigma Attribution Towards Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (Presenter: Nicole Henderson)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Harding)

  • Paper: Narrating the Unspeakable: Making Sense of Psychedelic Experiences in Drug Treatment (Presenter: Shana Harris)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Marriott, Thurgood Marshall North)

  • Paper: Army Greens and Navy Blues: Advocating of Cannabis Reform for the Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma (Presenter: Amanda Berard)

Thursday, November 30

8:30am – 8:45am (Omni, Governors)

  • Paper: “Swallow Them All, and It’s Just Like Smack”: Managing Addiction as Psychiatric Comorbidity in Dublin, Ireland (Presenter: Michael D’Arcy)

10:15am – 10:30am (Marriott, Thurgood Marshall West)

  • Paper: Cannabis Capitalism: How Budtenders Navigate the Marijuana Market (Presenter: Lia Berman)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Omni, Forum)

  • Panel: Anthropological Studies of Substance Use and Abuse: Methodologies, Conceptualizations, and Ethical Concerns

10:45am – 11:00am (Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South)

  • Paper: Transforming the Self in the Company of Others (Presenter: China Scherz)

2:30pm – 2:45pm (Marriott, Washington Room 1)

  • Paper: “Worthy Ladies” Don’t Behave Badly: Addiction and Sobriety Inside Prisons (Presenter: Karen Williams)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Coolidge)

  • Paper: A Microcosm of Intoxication: Public Morality and Debauchery in Tehran’s Darvazeh Ghar (Presenter: Maziyar Ghiabi)

5:00pm (Marriott, meet at registration desk at 4:45pm)

  • Reception: Remembering Michael Agar

6:30pm – 8:15pm (Marriott, Washington Room 2)

  • Panel: The Faces of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Friday, December 1

8:15am – 8:30am (Marriott, Ballroom Salon 1)

  • Paper: “That’s What They Came to See”: On Keeping a Record of Mental Health in Foster Care (Presenter: Matilda Stubbs)

8:30am – 8:45am (Marriott, Ballroom Salon 1)

  • Paper: Jedi Kush and Kids Who Medicate: Marijuana Materiality, U.S. Youth, and the “Nature” of Consumption (Presenter: Robert Chlala)

8:45am – 9:00am (Marriott, Wilson B)

  • Paper: On the Heart of Evil: Order, Nature, and Power in Mexico’s Narco Culture (Presenter: Jose Carlos Aguiar)

8:45am – 9:00am (Marriott, Ballroom Salon 3)

  • Paper: Opioid Overdose and Contemporary Frames of War: Policy, Resistance, and Mourning (Presenter: Andrea Lopez)

8:45am – 9:00am (Omni, Congressional A)

  • Paper: Alcoholic Marronage: Rum and Escape in the Slave Societies of the British and French Caribbean (Presenter: Frederick Smith)

9:00am – 9:15am (Marriott, Ballroom Salon 1)

  • Paper: Take a Chill Pill: Youth Agency, State Dependency, and Risky Child’s Play Practices among Family Child Care Providers in Los Angeles (Presenter: Dario Valles)

10:30am – 10:45am (Marriott, Washington Room 3)

  • Paper: Becoming Aggrieved, Becoming Hopeful: The Generativity of Death (Presenters: Laurence Ralph and Angela Garcia)

11:15am – 11:30am (Marriott, Wilson C)

  • Paper: A Biocultural Approach to Gender Differences in Drug Use among the Jenu Kurubas of South India (Presenter: Caitlyn Placek)

12:15pm – 1:30pm (Omni, Forum)

  • ADTSG Open Business Meeting

3:00pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Poster Atrium)

  • Poster: Tobacco in the Philippines: Structurally Violent Social Capital (Presenter: Ben Merrill)

3:00pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Poster Atrium)

  • Poster: Health Benefits of Islamic Practice – Indonesian Ramadhan and the Great Smokeout (Presenter: Rikhart Rupnik)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Omni, Calvert)

  • Paper: Barriers to Health Access for Quitting Smoking for Homeless Individuals (Presenter: Irene Glasser)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Washington Room 3)

  • Paper: From Marijuana to Cannabis (Presenter: William Garriott)

5:30pm – 5:45pm (Omni, Palladian Ballroom)

  • Paper: Is Smoking Queer? Implications of California Tobacco Denormalization for the Positionality of Queer Smokers (Presenter: Emile Sanders)

Saturday, December 2

8:00am – 9:45am (Omni, Diplomat Room)

  • Panel: Work, Stress, Families, and Drug and Alcohol Use: Reflections on the Career of Genevieve M. Ames

8:00am – 8:15am (Marriott, Roosevelt 2)

  • Paper: Getting Caught in “Right and Wrong” (Shifei): Medicalizing Drug Users’ Moral Anxieties in Addiction Treatment Programs in Southwest China (Presenter: Chaoxiong Zhang)

8:00am – 8:15am (Marriott, Madison B)

  • Paper: Poverty Management and the Emergence of New Forms of Dislocation and Disappearance in Vancouver’s Inner City Drug Scene (Presenter: Danya Fast)

8:00am – 8:15am (Marriott, Wilson A)

  • Paper: Recovering Care: Perspectives from Drug Treatment Courts in the U.S. (Presenter: Emily Metzner)

8:30am – 8:45am (Omni, Empire Ballroom)

  • Paper: Writing on Drugs: Ethnographic Predicaments in the Era of Psychedelic Resurgence (Presenter: Nathan Greenslit)

8:45am – 9:00am (Marriott, Madison A)

  • Paper: Creating Pure Space in the Islamic Republic: The Life of Poor Addicts After Harm Reduction (Presenter: Parsa Bastani)

11:00am – 11:15am (Marriott, Wilson C)

  • Paper: Farmers, Farmworkers, and the “Difficult, Dirty, and Sometimes Dangerous” Work of Burley Tobacco (Presenter: Susie Donaldson)

2:00pm – 2:15pm (Marriott, Washington Room 5)

  • Paper: Take a Shot of Anthropology –  An Overview of Penn State’s Booze and Culture Class (Presenter: Kirk French)

2:30pm – 2:45pm (Marriott, Maryland Suite A)

  • Paper: “El Adicto Tiene Cura!”: The Struggle for a Good Life in Puerto Rico’s Therapeutic Communities for Addiction (Presenter: Caroline Parker)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Marriott, Virginia Suite C)

  • Paper: Liquor, Ritual Suppression, and the Development of the Yucatecan Cantina (Presenter: John Gust)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Marriott, Coolidge)

  • Paper: Appropriating Addiction and Authenticity: The Co-opting and Subverting of Identity and Personhood Through Methamphetamine Use in Thailand (Presenter: Jason Chung)

Sunday, December 3

10:30am – 10:45am (Marriott, Roosevelt 2)

  • Paper: Tellin’ It Like It Is?: Inpatient Testimonies and the Problem of Choice in Tijuana’s Locked Drug Rehabilitation Centers (Presenter: Ellen Kozelka)

10:30am – 10:45am (Marriott, Washington Room 4)

  • Paper: Magic Mint and Cyberindigeneity: “World Enlargement” (and Strategic Shrinkage) in the Global Salvia Trade (Presenter: Paja Faudree)

10:45am – 11:00am (Marriott, Virginia Suite C)

  • Paper: The Curious Case of Tobacco Traders and Ganja Growers: Evaluating Agrarian Flows as Contraband across the India-Bangladesh Border (Presenter: Sahana Ghosh)