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The Resource A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, George C. Dertadian

A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, George C. Dertadian

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A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety
Title
A Fine Line
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Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety
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George C. Dertadian
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Language
eng
Summary
"Are painkillers mundane medications safe for use to ease human suffering? Or are they drugs of abuse that cause addiction and death? Do they ameliorate pain, or do they cause it? This book explores growing interest among medical practitioners media outlets about the ‘misuse’ or ‘abuse’ of pharmaceutical pain medications. It contextualizes these emerging discourses of pharmaceutical ‘abuse’ within the social and political histories from which they have emerged by exploring the role of pleasure and pain in shaping individualized modes of medication consumption in a neoliberal age of anxiety.The book is divided into two parts: the first addresses the discursive construction of painkiller (ab)use as articulated in research and policy accounts; the second part provides an empirical investigation that draws on the lived experience of those who engage in non-medical consumption. This book argues that, contrary to the stereotype of the ‘seductive’ drug that coaxes its user into a life of dysfunction, there appears to be an intimate relationship between the motivations of pleasure seeking, health practice and productive citizenship among people who use painkillers for non-medical reasons."--
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Dertadian, George C
Dewey number
615.7/83
Index
index present
LC call number
RB127
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Pain medicine
  • Medication abuse
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A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, George C. Dertadian
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Drug Glossary -- Preface -- Part One -- 1. Introduction: Understanding Painkiller Use in Contemporary Society -- 2. Drugs through Time: The History of the Regulation of Drug Consumption in Australia -- 3. 'Discovering' Non-Medical (Ab)Use: The Meaning and Measurement of Non-Medical Consumption -- 4. Problematizing Pain: Medical, Social and Commercial Approaches to Pain -- Part Two -- 5. Chilling Out: Recreational and Painkiller Use among Young People -- 6. Work Hard, Play Hard: Cycles of Restrain and Release in Painkiller Use -- 7. Chronic Pain and Dependence: Chronic Conditions, Opiates and Stigma -- 8. Beyond ‘Addiction’: Dependence, Injecting and Transitions in Opiate Use -- Conclusion
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1 online resource.
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online
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9789811319754
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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com.springer.onix.9789811319754
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  • on1052766331
  • (OCoLC)1052766331
Label
A Fine Line : Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, George C. Dertadian
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Drug Glossary -- Preface -- Part One -- 1. Introduction: Understanding Painkiller Use in Contemporary Society -- 2. Drugs through Time: The History of the Regulation of Drug Consumption in Australia -- 3. 'Discovering' Non-Medical (Ab)Use: The Meaning and Measurement of Non-Medical Consumption -- 4. Problematizing Pain: Medical, Social and Commercial Approaches to Pain -- Part Two -- 5. Chilling Out: Recreational and Painkiller Use among Young People -- 6. Work Hard, Play Hard: Cycles of Restrain and Release in Painkiller Use -- 7. Chronic Pain and Dependence: Chronic Conditions, Opiates and Stigma -- 8. Beyond ‘Addiction’: Dependence, Injecting and Transitions in Opiate Use -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811319754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9789811319754
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1052766331
  • (OCoLC)1052766331

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