Intoxication and Society: Problematic Pleasures of Drugs and Alcohol

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Alcohol and illicit drugs play a prominent role in our society. This important collection presents a subtle historical and contemporary rereading of the social construction of intoxication, using cutting edge sociological, scientific, legal and ethical analysis.

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Overview

Alcohol and illicit drugs play a prominent role in our society. This important collection presents a subtle historical and contemporary rereading of the social construction of intoxication, using cutting edge sociological, scientific, legal and ethical analysis.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781137008343
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE FORMATION OF EXPERTISE
Medical Expertise and the Understandings of Intoxication in Britain 1660 to 1830
The Expertise of Non-Experts: Knowledges of Intoxication in Criminal Law
Intoxicants: The Formation of Health Expertise in the Twentieth Century
PART II: SPATIAL POLITICS
'The Relations of Inebriety to Insurance': Geographies of Medicine, Insurance and Alcohol in Britain 1841 - 1911
Alehouse Licensing and State Formation in Early Modern England
PART III: CULTURE AND PRACTICE
Renaissance Drinking Cultures and Popular Print
On the Cultural Domestication of Intoxicants
Nudge Policy, Embodiment and Intoxication Problems
PART IV: INTOXICATION AND THE SELF
Beastly Metamorphoses: Losing Control in Early Modern Literary Culture
Intoxicants and Compulsive Behaviour - A Neuroscientific Perspective
Praxis, Interaction and the Loss of Self-Control
PART V: LAW, MORALITY AND SCIENCE
Addiction and Responsibility
The Current Law of Intoxication: Rules and Problems
The Addicted Self: A Neuroscientific Perspective

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