Cult of Pharmacology-CL
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BeschreibungR"The Cult of Pharmacology" brings badly needed information, insight, and--above all--sanity to the emotionally charged debate over legal and illegal drugs in America, whether LSD, caffeine or Prozac.S--John Horgan, author of "The End of Science."
PortraitRichard DeGrandpre is an independent scholar of drugs and other "technologies of the self." He has a doctorate in psychopharmacology and was a fellow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He is the author of" Ritalin Nation: Rapid-Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness "and "Digitopia: The Look of the New Digital You." He has also written numerous scientific, theoretical, and popular articles on drugs and is a former senior editor at "Adbusters "magazine.
Pressestimmen"The Cult of Pharmacology brings badly needed information, insight, and--above all--sanity to the emotionally charged debate over legal and illegal drugs in America, whether LSD, caffeine or Prozac. This book should be required reading for those whose lives are touched by the war on drugs--which of course means all of us." John Horgan, author of The End of Science, The Undiscovered Mind, and Rational Mysticism "Those coming to this book with preconceptions should divest them before starting, or at least try to remain calm. Those who think a book on the role drugs play in our culture cannot possibly surprise them are likely to discover preconceptions they never suspected. This is one of the best books to read if you are coming new to the problems that drugs pose, and also one of the best books for those who think they know everything there is to know about drugs. This is a wonderful book." David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression "Every decade or two a book comes along that causes a fundamental shift of gaze. Richard DeGrandpre's The Cult of Pharmacology is one. It pulls apart the mythic powers we have attributed to drugs, showing that drug effects are not the products of mere molecules alone but of the deeply politicized meanings inscribed upon them by society which shape how they are used. This book charts a new course beyond the repressive excesses and costly failures of punitive prohibition. It will make fascinating reading for citizens concerned with drug use and drug problems; it should be required reading for policymakers."--Craig Reinarman, coeditor of Crack in America and coauthor of Cocaine Changes
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten