Effects of transnational migration on drug use: An ethnographic study of Nepali female heroin users in Hong Kong
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AbstractBackground: Past studies of female drug users in South Asia tend to focus on their plights, for instance, how they have been driven to drug use and encounter more problems than their male counterparts, such as HIV/AIDS and sexual abuse. Few studies focus on their active role - how they actively make use of resources in the external environment to construct their desired femininity through drug consumption. Furthermore, little is known about the situation of female South Asian drug users who are living overseas. This paper is a study of transnational migration, drug use and gender - how transnational migration influences the drug use of female transnational migrants.
All Author(s) ListTang WM
Journal nameInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume Number26
Issue Number1
Pages8 - 14
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsGender; Heroin use; Hong Kong; Nepalis; Transnational migration
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSubstance Abuse

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