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Beware Euphoria The Moral Roots and Racial Myths of America's War on Drugs

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ISBN-10: 0197688489

ISBN-13: 9780197688489

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Fisher

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Beware Euphoria uncovers the roots of America's moral obsession with drug regulation, offering a lively and fascinating history of the nation's racialized fear of intoxication. Challenging the idea that early antidrug laws in the US arose from racial animus, George Fisher instead shows in textured detail how US drug laws were driven by a deep-seated cultural taboo against euphoria and a preoccupation with white moral integrity. From nineteenth-century opium dens to the war on cocaine and cannabis, and more, Fisher offers a vivid tour of the sites of conflict, along with a convincing case for how the moral discourses and social contexts of the day pit drugs against the law. Bringing this…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2024
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.53" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English