Drugs Intoxication And Society

✏Book Title : Drugs Intoxication and Society
✏Author : Angus Bancroft
✏Publisher : Polity
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 220
✏ISBN : 9780745635330
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drugs Intoxication and Society Book Summary : "Drugs and intoxication have been facts of human life for millennia. Across the world, many people use illicit drugs, smoke, and drink alcohol. Yet very little has been written about their experiences. Academics, politicians and media reporting on the topic tend only to consider intoxication when it manifests as a social problem. This book takes a more nuanced view, and examines drug and alcohol use from a wider number of perspectives. It discusses issues such as the history of drug and alcohol use, the attractions of intoxication to individuals, and the control and regulation of drugs and their users. It also examines evidence for the rise of the so-called 'pharmaceutical society', and asks whether society is on the cusp of a revolution in psychoactive substance use." --Book Jacket.

📒Intoxication And Society ✍ Phil Withington

✏Book Title : Intoxication and Society
✏Author : Phil Withington
✏Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
✏Release Date : 2012-12-21
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781137161833
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Intoxication and Society Book Summary : Intoxicants, substances that alter a person's mental and physiological state, are a continuing obsession. In their effect on the mind and body, intoxicants go to the heart of what it means to be human. In the tensions between 'free' and uninhibited consumption on the one hand, and the pressures of social regulation and personal responsibility on the other, they also illuminate the daily paradoxes, and sheer complexity, of living in modern Western societies. Yet this complexity, and the rich history that underpins it, is often lost in the current debates over public policy. Intoxication and Society sets out to supplement the contemporary discourse surrounding intoxication with a more nuanced appreciation of the history and nature of what is very much a multidimensional problem. It does so by employing an interdisciplinary framework that includes contributions from leading academics in law, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, neuroscience and social psychology. The result is a subtle historical and contemporary rereading of the social construction of intoxication that will provide a secure basis for analysis as society continues to respond to the problematic pleasures of intoxication

✏Book Title : Intoxication and Society
✏Author : J. Herring
✏Publisher : Red Globe Press
✏Release Date : 2012-12-21
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 1137008342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Intoxication and Society Book Summary : Intoxicants, substances that alter a person's mental and physiological state, are a continuing obsession. In their effect on the mind and body, intoxicants go to the heart of what it means to be human. In the tensions between 'free' and uninhibited consumption on the one hand, and the pressures of social regulation and personal responsibility on the other, they also illuminate the daily paradoxes, and sheer complexity, of living in modern Western societies. Yet this complexity, and the rich history that underpins it, is often lost in the current debates over public policy. Intoxication and Society sets out to supplement the contemporary discourse surrounding intoxication with a more nuanced appreciation of the history and nature of what is very much a multidimensional problem. It does so by employing an interdisciplinary framework that includes contributions from leading academics in law, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, neuroscience and social psychology. The result is a subtle historical and contemporary rereading of the social construction of intoxication that will provide a secure basis for analysis as society continues to respond to the problematic pleasures of intoxication

✏Book Title : Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes
✏Author : Nancy E. Marion
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2014-12-16
✏Pages : 1163
✏ISBN : 9781610695961
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes Book Summary : Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

📒High Society ✍ Mike Jay

✏Book Title : High Society
✏Author : Mike Jay
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2010-10-19
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 9781620553886
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏High Society Book Summary : An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, one of the world’s greatest medical history collections • Explores the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and coveted trade goods • Reveals how drugs drove the global trade and cultural exchange that made the modern world • Examines the causes of drug prohibitions a century ago and the current “war on drugs” Every society is a high society. Every day people drink coffee on European terraces and kava in Pacific villages; chew betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy tablets in the clubs of Amsterdam and opium pills in the deserts of Rajastan; smoke hashish in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in every nation on earth. Exploring the spectrum of drug use throughout history--from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals--High Society paints vivid portraits of the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and coveted trade goods. From the botanicals of the classical world through the mind-bending self-experiments of 18th- and 19th-century scientists to the synthetic molecules that have transformed our understanding of the brain, Mike Jay reveals how drugs such as tobacco, tea, and opium drove the global trade and cultural exchange that created the modern world and examines the forces that led to the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century ago and the “war on drugs” that rages today.

📒Why We Take Drugs ✍ Tom Yardley

✏Book Title : Why We Take Drugs
✏Author : Tom Yardley
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2012-03-29
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781136446863
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Why We Take Drugs Book Summary : In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed their hands of any responsibility for assimilating the desire for intoxication into social existence, and by doing so have sponsored a free-for-all that has often had disastrous consequences for individuals and communities alike. Why We Take Drugs provides a timely intervention in the growing debate about the wisdom of the ongoing ‘war on drugs’. Rather than adopting the assumption that drug and alcohol use is a problem that poses a threat to society, this book makes a case for the idea that society is a problem for intoxicant drug use and that it is society that poses a threat, by denying those who seek intoxication a legitimate and socially sanctioned space in which to experience these altered states. Scholarly yet approachable, it provides a new understanding of the meaning and role of intoxicant drug use in contemporary society, setting an in-depth phenomenological analysis of intoxication as an embodied experience within a wide sociological, anthropological and historical context. These ideas are brought to life by intimate and revealing accounts of ordinary drug users’ experiences with a wide range of substances. This book will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol studies, body studies, cultural studies, anthropology and philosophy.

📒Drug Use In America Problem In Perspective ✍ United States. Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse

✏Book Title : Drug Use in America Problem in Perspective
✏Author : United States. Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
✏Publisher : Ardent Media
✏Release Date : 1974
✏Pages : 481
✏ISBN : 0842272399
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Drugs And Society ✍ Glen R. Hanson

✏Book Title : Drugs and Society
✏Author : Glen R. Hanson
✏Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
✏Release Date : 2010-08-10
✏Pages : 551
✏ISBN : 0763756423
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drugs and Society Book Summary : The Tenth Edition of Drugs and Society clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people and provides students with a realistic perspective of drug-related problems in our society. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by incorporating personal drug use and abuse experiences and perspectives throughout. Statistics and chapter content have been revised to include the latest information on current topics.

✏Book Title : The Darknet and Smarter Crime
✏Author : Angus Bancroft
✏Publisher : Springer Nature
✏Release Date : 2019-10-29
✏Pages : 235
✏ISBN : 9783030265120
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Darknet and Smarter Crime Book Summary : This book draws on research into darknet cryptomarkets to examine themes of cybercrime, cybersecurity, illicit markets and drug use. Cybersecurity is increasingly seen as essential yet it is also a point of contention between citizens, states, non-governmental organisations and private corporations as each grapples with existing and developing technologies. The increased importance of privacy online has sparked concerns about the loss of confidentiality and autonomy in the face of state and corporate surveillance on one hand, and the creation of ungovernable spaces and the facilitation of terrorism and harassment on the other. These differences and disputes highlight the dual nature of the internet: allowing counter-publics to emerge and providing opportunities for state and corporate domination through control of the data infrastructure. The Darknet and Smarter Crime argues that, far from being a dangerous anarchist haven, the darknet and the technologies used within it could have benefits and significance for everyone online. This book engages with a number of debates about the internet and new communication technologies, including: surveillance and social control, anonymity and privacy, the uses and abuses of data encryption technologies and cyber-cultures and collective online identities

📒Drug Use In American Society ✍ William J. Bailey

✏Book Title : Drug Use in American Society
✏Author : William J. Bailey
✏Publisher : Burgess International Group
✏Release Date : 1993-01-01
✏Pages : 212
✏ISBN : 0808773720
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drug Use in American Society Book Summary :