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The Resource Demons : our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs, Virginia Berridge

Demons : our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs, Virginia Berridge

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Demons : our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs
Title
Demons
Title remainder
our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Berridge
Title variation
Demons
Title variation remainder
our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Binge drinking, particularly in young women, has become big news. Debates about the regulation and classification of cannabis are frequently voiced. Cigarette smoking is banned in public places, and emotive public health campaigns seek to reduce its use still further. Yet there are many sides to each of these arguments, and if we look back over the last 150 years, we see massive variety in the ways societies and states have related to drugs, drink, and tobacco. Virginia Berridge offers a much-needed long view, which helps illuminate our current concerns, and shows how three separate stories overlap and inter-connect. She takes us to the socially-acceptable opium dens of Dickens's London; to the absinthe craze of fin-de-siecle Paris. She asks whether prohibition in America proved to be helpful or harmful. She looks at how tobacco was promoted as a medicinal benefit. She considers the medical use of cannabis, LSD, and other drugs. And through all this, she traces the changes in scientific and medical knowledge. This is a complex story of whether, and how, the state should intervene. How do we balance the interests of personal freedom, public well-being, healthcare, and the economy? Is substance abuse a social issue, or a medical one? As governments, health services, and the World Health Organization grapple with these issues, the wisdom and experience of history can help map the way forward
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NLM
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Berridge, Virginia
Dewey number
362.2909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco use
  • Substance abuse
  • Public opinion
  • Tobacco use
Label
Demons : our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs, Virginia Berridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: past and present -- Culture: drugs for all -- Social movements: temperance -- The professionals: doctors and pharmacists -- Fear: dens and degeneration -- Economics and technology: the role of industry -- Internationalism and war -- Mass culture and subculture -- The new public health -- Convergence or divergence? public health and neuroscience -- Hedonism or control? -- Afterword: history and the future
Control code
FIEb17601617
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199604982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)865546806
Label
Demons : our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, & drugs, Virginia Berridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: past and present -- Culture: drugs for all -- Social movements: temperance -- The professionals: doctors and pharmacists -- Fear: dens and degeneration -- Economics and technology: the role of industry -- Internationalism and war -- Mass culture and subculture -- The new public health -- Convergence or divergence? public health and neuroscience -- Hedonism or control? -- Afterword: history and the future
Control code
FIEb17601617
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199604982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)865546806

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