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Ceremonial chemistry : the ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushers

Author: Thomas Szasz
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed., 1st Syracuse University Press edView all editions and formats
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In this polemical response to the controversy about drug use and drug criminalization, Thomas Szasz suggests that governments have overstepped their bounds in labelling and prohibiting certain drugs  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Szasz, Thomas Stephen, 1920-
Ceremonial chemistry.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)655109277
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Szasz
ISBN: 0815607687 9780815607687
OCLC Number: 52166410
Notes: "Originally published in 1974 by Anchor Press, Doubleday; revised edition published in 1985 by Learning Publications. An expanded revised edition reprinted at Syracuse University Press by arrangement with the author"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The discovery of drug addiction --
The scapegoat as drug and the drug as scapegoat --
Medicine: the faith of the faithless --
Communions, holy and unholy --
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 --
Missionary medicine: holy wars on unholy drugs --
Cures and controls: panaceas and panapathogens --
Temptation and temperence: the moral perspective reconsidered --
The control of conduct: authority versus autonomy.
Responsibility: Thomas Szasz ; with a new preface, afterword, and an expanded appendix by the author.
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