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The Resource A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, by George C. Dertadian, (electronic resource)

A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, by George C. Dertadian, (electronic resource)

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A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety
Title
A Fine Line
Title remainder
Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety
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by George C. Dertadian
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Language
eng
Summary
Are painkillers mundane medications safe for use to ease human suffering? Or are they drugs of abuse that cause addiction and death? Do they ameliorate pain, or do they cause it? This book explores growing interest among medical practitioners media outlets about the ‘misuse’ or ‘abuse’ of pharmaceutical pain medications. It contextualizes these emerging discourses of pharmaceutical ‘abuse’ within the social and political histories from which they have emerged by exploring the role of pleasure and pain in shaping individualized modes of medication consumption in a neoliberal age of anxiety. The book is divided into two parts: the first addresses the discursive construction of painkiller (ab)use as articulated in research and policy accounts; the second part provides an empirical investigation that draws on the lived experience of those who engage in non-medical consumption. This book argues that, contrary to the stereotype of the ‘seductive’ drug that coaxes its user into a life of dysfunction, there appears to be an intimate relationship between the motivations of pleasure seeking, health practice and productive citizenship among people who use painkillers for non-medical reasons.--
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Social medicine
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A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, by George C. Dertadian, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1975-4
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mixed
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online resource
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Drug Glossary -- Preface -- Part One -- 1. Introduction: Understanding Painkiller Use in Contemporary Society -- 2. Drugs through Time: The History of the Regulation of Drug Consumption in Australia -- 3. 'Discovering' Non-Medical (Ab)Use: The Meaning and Measurement of Non-Medical Consumption -- 4. Problematizing Pain: Medical, Social and Commercial Approaches to Pain -- Part Two -- 5. Chilling Out: Recreational and Painkiller Use among Young People -- 6. Work Hard, Play Hard: Cycles of Restrain and Release in Painkiller Use -- 7. Chronic Pain and Dependence: Chronic Conditions, Opiates and Stigma -- 8. Beyond ‘Addiction’: Dependence, Injecting and Transitions in Opiate Use -- Conclusion
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978-981-13-1975-4
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 285 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811319754
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052766331
Label
A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, by George C. Dertadian, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1975-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Drug Glossary -- Preface -- Part One -- 1. Introduction: Understanding Painkiller Use in Contemporary Society -- 2. Drugs through Time: The History of the Regulation of Drug Consumption in Australia -- 3. 'Discovering' Non-Medical (Ab)Use: The Meaning and Measurement of Non-Medical Consumption -- 4. Problematizing Pain: Medical, Social and Commercial Approaches to Pain -- Part Two -- 5. Chilling Out: Recreational and Painkiller Use among Young People -- 6. Work Hard, Play Hard: Cycles of Restrain and Release in Painkiller Use -- 7. Chronic Pain and Dependence: Chronic Conditions, Opiates and Stigma -- 8. Beyond ‘Addiction’: Dependence, Injecting and Transitions in Opiate Use -- Conclusion
Control code
978-981-13-1975-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 285 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811319754
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052766331

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