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Media and Intoxication: Media Representations of the Intoxicated

Ayres, T and Taylor, S (2020) Media and Intoxication: Media Representations of the Intoxicated. In: Hutton, F, (ed.) Cultures of Intoxication: Key Issues and Debates. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 239-261. ISBN 978-3-030-35284-4

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This book considers the global discourses and debates about ‘intoxication’, engaging in critical academic discussion around this concept. The problems in defining intoxication are considered, alongside the meanings of intoxication and how these meanings often differ across diverse drug using populations. The way that intoxication has been engaged with over the centuries has affected how particular groups are perceived and responded to, resulting in punitive responses such as drug prohibition, alongside harsh treatment of those who are seen to transgress societal norms and values. Therefore, this collection seeks to unsettle dominant discourses about intoxication and to consider this concept in new, critical ways. Ways of being intoxicated are also defined in this book in their broadest sense; from ‘energy drinks’ and other legal drugs, to recreational use of illicit drugs such as ecstasy, to ‘problematic’ drug use.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Justice Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 10:36
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 00:50
Editors: Hutton, F
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12105
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