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Hooked : drug war films in Britain, Canada, and the United States

Author: Susan C Boyd
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2009], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boyd explores over a century of American, British, and Canadian films containing fictional representations of drug use, the drug trade, and the war on drugs.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Boyd
ISBN: 9781442610170 1442610174
OCLC Number: 429726227
Description: xii, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents List of Film StillsixAcknowledgmentsxi Introduction11Moral Regulation, Film Censorship, and Law102 Illegal-Drug Users and Addiction Narratives: The Early Film Years303 The 60s On: Counterculture, Addiction-as-Disease, and Mandatory-Treatment Narratives634Ruptures in Addiction Narratives: Pleasure, Harm Reduction, Consumer Culture, and Regulation935Drug Dealers: A Nation Under Siege1126Vilified Women and Maternal Myths1467Challenges to the Drug War: 1980 to 2006178Appendix209Notes213References227Index241
Responsibility: Susan C. Boyd.

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'In Hooked, Susan Boyd provides a useful and substantive contribution both to the literature on drug representations and to a larger body of developing cultural, feminist and critical criminology ... Read more...

 
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