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Pleasure consuming medicine : the queer politics of drugs

Author: Kane Race
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the symbolic role that the illicit drug user fulfills for the neoliberal state and of counterpublic health measures that do not cast health as antithetical to pleasure.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kane Race
ISBN: 9780822390886 0822390884
OCLC Number: 456471256
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pleasure consuming medicine : an introduction --
Prescribing the self --
Recreational states --
Drugs and domesticity : fencing the nation --
Consuming compliance : remembering bodies inhabit pharmaceutical narratives --
Embodiments of safety --
Exceptional sex : how drugs have come to mediate sex in gay discourse.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Kane Race.

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