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Prohibitions and psychoactive substances in history, culture and theory

Contributor(s): Wilson, Susannah [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Warwick series in the humanities. Publisher: New York Routledge 2019Description: xii, 276 p.: ill. Includes references and index.ISBN: 9780367257637.Subject(s): Drugs - Law and legislation | Drugs - Social aspects | Psychotropic drugsDDC classification: 615.788 Summary: This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous interactions between the users of psychoactive substances and regulators of their use. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning addiction, intoxication and drug regulation, and will be of interest to scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences interested in narratives of prohibition and their social and cultural meanings. https://www.routledge.com/Prohibitions-and-Psychoactive-Substances-in-History-Culture-and-Theory/Wilson/p/book/9780367257637
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Table of contents

1. Misconceptualizing Prohibition: Problems with American Cultural Explanations /​ Mark Lawrence Schrad
2. From Universal Relaxant to Oriental Vice: Race and French Perceptions of Opium Use in the Moment of Global Control /​ Aro Velmet
3. A Medicine for the Soul: Morphine and Prohibition in the French Cultural Imagination, 1870-1940 /​ Susannah Wilson
4. "To Save the Mexican Race from Degeneration": The Influence of American Protestant Groups on Temperance and Prohibition in Mexico, 1916-1933 /​ Cecilia Autrique Escobar
5. The Formation of the Levant Hashish Trade and the Rise of Illicit Hashish Consumption in Interwar Palestine /​ Haggai Ram
6. The Dialectics of Dope: Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, the Myth of Marijuana, and Mexico's State Drug Monopoly /​ Benjamin T. Smith
7. Reassessing the "Drug-Free Country": Drug Abuse, the Soviet State, and Contemporary Russian Drug Policy /​ Pavel Vasilyev
Contents note continued: 8. Re-thinking the "War on Drugs": Reagan's Militarization of Drug Control /​ Emily Crick
9. Drug Prohibition and the End of Human Rights: Race, "Evil," and the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 /​ Kojo Koram
10. Drugs Decriminalization: The Art of Governing Drug Using Populations /​ Ian Walmsley
11. Prison Everywhere? The Imbrication of Coercive and Pastoral Governance in the Regulation of "Chemsex" and New Psychoactive Substances /​ Oliver Davis
12. From Harm to Psychoactivity: The Clarity of Morality in the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act /​ Will Haydock
13. Honor'd in the Breach: Contravention and Consensus in the History of Substance Prohibition /​ Stuart Walton

This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous interactions between the users of psychoactive substances and regulators of their use. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning addiction, intoxication and drug regulation, and will be of interest to scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences interested in narratives of prohibition and their social and cultural meanings.

https://www.routledge.com/Prohibitions-and-Psychoactive-Substances-in-History-Culture-and-Theory/Wilson/p/book/9780367257637

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