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eBook A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age (Glasshouse Books) ePub

by Toby Seddon

  • ISBN: 0415480272
  • Category: Addiction and Recovery
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Toby Seddon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish; 1 edition (January 28, 2010)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1239 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1604 kb
  • Other: lrf doc lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.1
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He is author of Punishment and Madness (Routledge-Cavendish).

A History of Drugs traces a genealogy of the construction and governance of the ‘drug problem’ over the past 200 years .

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’. And, indeed, notions of freedom, free will and responsibility remain central to the drug question today.

At the heart of the book is the claim that it was with the emergence in the late eighteenth century of modern liberal . The ‘drug problem’ has become perhaps the archetypal social problem of our time – cross-cutting, globalized and apparently intractable.

And, indeed, notions of freedom, free will and responsibility remain central to the drug question today. Its complexity is daunting, requiring engagement with some of the thorniest domestic and international issues, from poverty and crime through to international development and terrorism.

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'.

A History of Drugs traces a genealogy of the construction and governance .

Toby Seddon (Seddon, Toby). used books, rare books and new books. A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age (Glasshouse Books): ISBN 9780415480277 (978-0-415-48027-7) Hardcover, Routledge-Cavendish, 2010. Punishment and Madness. Find all books by 'Toby Seddon' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Toby Seddon'. ISBN 9780415589604 (978-0-415-58960-4) Softcover, Routledge, 2010. ISBN 9781904385905 (978-1-904385-90-5) Softcover, Routledge, 2006. Find signed collectible books: 'Punishment and Madness'.

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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.