Skip Page Header

Home > Drugs and culture: knowledge, consumption and policy.

Hunt, Geoffrey and Milhet, Maitena and Bergeron, Henri, eds. (2011) Drugs and culture: knowledge, consumption and policy. Farnham: Ashgate.

Drugs and culture presents highlights the socio-cultural features of drug use and regulation in modern societies. It examines the cultural dimensions of drugs and their regulation, with special attention to questions of how consumption of specific psychoactive substances becomes associated with particular social groups; the social dynamics involved in our coming to think of these phenomena as we do; and the factors that determine the political and policy responses to drug use.Adopting approaches from anthropology, sociology, history, political science and geopolitics to challenge the prevailing pathologization and criminalization of drug use, this book provides international and comparative perspectives on drug research, based on the latest research in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive
Date
2011
Call No
MC8
Pages
xv, 30
Publisher
Ashgate
Place of Publication
Farnham
ISBN
978-1-14094-0543-6
Notes
Collection of essays. Includes index and bibliographical references
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4953 (Available)
Related (external) link

Repository Staff Only: item control page