Dealing with the demon: Drugs, history and society: The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs by Marcus Boon

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Musgrove, Brian. 2006. "Dealing with the demon: Drugs, history and society: The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs by Marcus Boon ." Australian Review of Public Affairs.
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Dealing with the demon: Drugs, history and society: The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs by Marcus Boon

ERA Journal ID18734
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AuthorMusgrove, Brian
Journal TitleAustralian Review of Public Affairs
Number of Pages6
Year2006
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1443-8607
1832-1526
Web Address (URL)http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2006/04/musgrove.html
Abstract

This review article examines several social aspects of the perception of drugs and drug cultures. It looks briefly at drug literature, as well as the moral panics surrounding drugs as a part of the 'crisis' of modernity.

Keywordsdrugs; drug literature; drug culture; modernity; moral panic
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470299. Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
470203. Consumption and everyday life
440205. Criminological theories
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