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Ceremonial chemistry, the ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushers [by] Thomas Szasz.


[1st ed.].. Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Press, 1974.
ISBN 0385066279, 9780385066273

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Subjects Contrôle social.
Drogue, Lutte contre la -- États-Unis.
Drug abuse -- United States.
Drug abuse.
Drug and narcotic control.
Drug control -- United States.
Drug control.
Médicaments -- Abus -- États-Unis.
Social control.
United States.
Description xix, 243 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230).
Also issued online.
Summary A psychoanalyst reports on the causes of drug abuse and views addicts and pushers as society's scapegoats.
Contents Introduction -- Pharmakos: the scapegoat -- The discovery of drug addiction -- The scapegoat as drug and the drug as scapegoat -- Medicine: the faith of the faithless -- Communions, holy and unholy -- Pharmacomythology: medicine as magic -- Licit and illicit healing: persecutions for witchcraft and drugcraft -- Opium and Orientals: the model American scapegoats -- Drugs and devils: the conversion cure of Malcolm X -- Food abuse and foodaholism: from soul watching to weight watching -- Pharmacracy: medicine as social control -- Missionary medicine: holy wars on unholy drugs -- Cures and controls: panaceas and panapathogens -- Temptation and temperance: the moral perspective reconsidered -- The control of conduct: authority versus autonomy -- Appendix: a synoptic history of the promotion and prohibition of drugs.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)897863
(OCoLC)ocm00897863
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Szasz, Thomas, 1920-2012.
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