Dealing with the demon: drugs, history and society. Marcus Boon The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs, Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 2002 (339 pp). ISBN 0-674-00914-2 [Book review]

Musgrove, Brian (2006) Dealing with the demon: drugs, history and society. Marcus Boon The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs, Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 2002 (339 pp). ISBN 0-674-00914-2 [Book review]. Australian Review of Public Affairs. ISSN 1832-1526

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Abstract

This review article examines several social aspects of the perception of drugs and drug cultures. It looks briefly at drug literature, as well as the moral panics surrounding drugs as a part of the 'crisis' of modernity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting copyright permission from publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Brian Musgrove
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:13
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 06:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: drugs; drug literature; drug culture; modernity; moral panic
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160204 Criminological Theories
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2696

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