Breaking The Taboo [2012]

Breaking the Taboo, [2011] Documentary Film

Breaking the Taboo is a 2011 documentary film about the WAR ON DRUGS. This film recounts the history of the war on drugs, beginning with the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and explores the conclusion reached by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in 2011, - which indicates that drug liberalisation is the best approach in dealing with drug policy.

Break the Taboo

In contemporary times, global and national governments face complex problems related to substance. The aim of this webpage is to HIGHLIGHT substance related problems with the use of available online resources. This website is dedicated to those not only effected by drug and alcohol problems but to those who tirelessly work, research and campaign with the aim of improving knowledge in this complex area of study. Hopefully, in time, adequate solutions will be found for the greater good of society.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Characteristics of Total Institutions [Introduction] by Erving Goffman


In this essay Goffman provides us with a summary of one of his key concepts — that of the “total institution.” In defining this concept Goffman delineates the key features of totalitarian social systems. Should a person reside in such a system?, as it encompasses his or her whole being. These questions should be explored as it undercuts the resident's individuality by disregarding his or her dignity resulting in the subugation of the individual to a regimented pattern of life that has little or nothing to do with the person's own desires or inclinations often leading to inescapable conditions.

11 Page Pdf [Goffman's Essay]

The Politics of Presentation: Goffman and Total Institutions by Howard S. Becker*

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