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A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

Title A History of Drugs
Author Toby Seddon
Publisher Routledge Cavendish
Release 2010
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780415589604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as âe~dangerous drugsâe(tm), to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others âe" from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call âe~medicinesâe(tm) âe" are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a genealogy of the construction and governance of the âe~drug problemâe(tm) over the past 200 years: calling into question some of the most fundamental ideas in this field: from âe~addictionâe(tm) to the very concept of âe~drugsâe(tm). At the heart of the book is the claim that it was with the emergence in the late eighteenth century of modern liberal capitalism, with its distinctive emphasis on freedom, that our concerns about the consumption of some of these substances began to grow. And, indeed, notions of freedom, free will and responsibility remain central to the drug question today. Pursuing an innovative inter-disciplinary approach, A History of Drugs provides an informed and insightful account of the origins of contemporary drug policy. It will be essential reading for students and academics working in law, criminology, sociology, social policy, history and political science.

A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

Title A History of Drugs
Author Toby Seddon
Publisher Routledge
Release 2009-12-03
Category History
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1134019017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as ‘dangerous drugs’, to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others – from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call ‘medicines’ – are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a genealogy of the construction and governance of the ‘drug problem’ over the past 200 years, calling into question some of the most fundamental ideas in this field: from ‘addiction’ to the very concept of ‘drugs’. At the heart of the book is the claim that it was with the emergence in the late eighteenth century of modern liberal capitalism, with its distinctive emphasis on freedom, that our concerns about the consumption of some of these substances began to grow. And, indeed, notions of freedom, free will and responsibility remain central to the drug question today. Pursuing an innovative inter-disciplinary approach, A History of Drugs provides an informed and insightful account of the origins of contemporary drug policy. It will be essential reading for students and academics working in law, criminology, sociology, social policy, history and political science.

Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny

Title Forthcoming Books
Author Rose Arny
Publisher
Release 2002-04
Category American literature
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Books in Print Supplement
Author
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Release 2002
Category American literature
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Illustrated London News
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Release 1843
Category
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Alternative Press Index
Author
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Release 2002
Category Radicalism
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Really Inconvenient Truths
Author Iain Murray
Publisher Regnery Publishing
Release 2008-04-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 354
ISBN 1596980540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lambasting liberal politicians for hypocricy, discusses seven disastrous results of the environmental movement, from the use of ethanol leading to global hunger to the polluting effects of contraceptive drugs.

Title Medical Times
Author
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Release 1843
Category
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The New York Times Book Review
Author
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Release 1973
Category Books
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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