First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
BooknewsDavies (psychology, U. of Strathclyde, Scotland) contends that explanations addicts give for their drug use make sense not as sources of information but as functional statements shaped by a climate of moral and legal censure. He says such conversations raise issues regarding the performative rather than informative nature of language; the misplaced view of drug use disseminated by politicians, the media, and other public sources; the purported scientific facts concerning drug use; and the very nature of science itself. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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