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  • Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Mediaby Paul Manning

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media - including social networking and video file-sharing sites - transform the symbolic framework in which drugs and drug culture are represented. Tracing the emergence of formal drug regulation in both the US and the United Kingdom from... more...

  • Illegal Leisureby Judith Aldridge; Fiona Measham; Howard Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Illegal Leisure offers a unique insight into the role drug use now plays in British youth culture. The authors present the results of a five year longitudinal study into young people and drug taking. They argue that drugs are no longer used as a form of rebellious behaviour, but have been subsumed into wider, acceptable leisure activities. The new... more...

  • Smoking in Adolescenceby Barbara Lloyd; Kevin Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    What factors influence adolescents to take up smoking? Why do more girls smoke than boys? In contrast to medical orthodoxy, Smoking in Adolescence looks at smoking from the adolescents' own points of view. What emerges is that regular smokers are seen as fun-loving and nonconformist; cigarettes are a passport to a fashionable, popular and 'hard'... more...

  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Those conversations would last three years, during... more...

  • Something's in the Airby Katherine Tate; James Lance Taylor; Mark Q. Sawyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    America?s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is legalization of marijuana necessary to safeguard minority... more...

  • Drug War American Styleby Jurg Gerber; Eric L. Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This collection of scholarly essays discusses the internationalization of American drug policy from a variety of perspectives and features articles on Hong Kong, Britain, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Latin America, the Netherlands and Switzerland. more...

  • Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvementby Denise B. Kandel

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    This book, first published in 2002, represents a systematic and broadly based discussion and evaluation of the Gateway Hypothesis. more...

  • Lighting Upby Susan Shapiro

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    In the critically acclaimed Five Men Who Broke My Hear t, Manhattan journalist Susan Shapiro revisited five self-destructive romances. In her hilarious, illuminating new memoir, Lighting Up, she rejects five self-destructive substances. This difficult quest for clean living starts with Shapiro?s shocking revelation that, at forty, her lengthiest,... more...

  • Cannabis Policy, Implementation and Outcomes by Mirjam van het Loo; Stijn Hoorens; Christian van 't Hof; James P. Kahan

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The political debate on cannabis policy is often more based on opinions than on evidence. However, evidence-based knowledge is required to design effective cannabis policy. A review of the scientific literature on cannabis policy and its consequences was conducted. more...

  • Cigarette Warsby Cassandra Tate

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99

    We live in an age when the cigarette industry is under almost constant attack. Few weeks pass without yet another report on the hazards of smoking, or news of another anti-cigarette lawsuit, or more restrictions on cigarette sales, advertising, or use. It's somewhat surprising, then, that very little attention has been given to the fact that America... more...