The secret leprosy of modern days: narcotic addiction and cultural crisis in the United States, 1870 - 1920

Introduction : the modernity of addiction/the addiction of modernity -- Opium eating and political subjectivity before 1870 -- Narcotic addiction : "the secret leprosy of modern days" -- Subjects of desire : race, gender and the personification of addiction -- Legislating professional auth...

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Main Author: Hickman, Timothy A. (Author)
Other Authors: Hickman, Timothy Alton
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Amherst, [Mass.] Univ. of Massachusetts Press c 2007
Online Access: Table of contents only
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:Introduction : the modernity of addiction/the addiction of modernity -- Opium eating and political subjectivity before 1870 -- Narcotic addiction : "the secret leprosy of modern days" -- Subjects of desire : race, gender and the personification of addiction -- Legislating professional authority : the Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914 -- The saved and the damned : the medicolegal solution to the double meaning of addiction
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIV, 190 S. Ill. 23 cm
ISBN:1558495657
1558495665
9781558495654
9781558495661