Synthetic Panics: The Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs

Synthetic Panics: The Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs

Synthetic Panics: The Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs ➥ [Epub] ➟ Synthetic Panics: The Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs By Philip Jenkins ➯ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk America has a long history of drug panics in which countless social problems have been blamed on the devastating effects of some harmful substance In the last forty years such panics have often focuse America has a long history of drug The Symbolic PDF/EPUB ê panics in which countless social problems have been blamed on the devastating effects of some harmful substance In the last forty years such panics have often focused on synthetic or designer drugs like methamphetamine PCP Ecstasy methcathinone and rave drugs like ketamine and GHB Fear of these substances has provided critical justification for the continuing war on drugsSynthetic Panics traces the history of these anti drug movements demonstrating that designer chemicals inspire so much Synthetic Panics: eBook ✓ fear not because they are uniuely dangerous but because they bring into focus deeply rooted public concerns about social and cultural upheaval Jenkins highlights the role of the mass media in spreading anti drug hysteria and shows how proponents of the war on drugs use synthetic panics to scapegoat society's others and exacerbate racial class and intergenerational conflict.


2 thoughts on “Synthetic Panics: The Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs

  1. Johan Johan says:

    Jenkins' book is a very interesting one about moral panics in regards to synthetic drugs We get a history of various drug scares that occured in the US since the speed 'epidemic' of the 1960's It's a very critical view of how the media and institutions such as the DEA frame these issues and distort the actual use and dangerousness of these synthetic drugs His critiue is grounded on the theoretical framework of moral panics and empirically grounded on a sort of discourse analysis of media representations One minor drawback in his analysis is the heavy focus on the media as the main culprit for moral panics slightly overlooking other actors that influence the debate Definately worth the read as it probably will change your ways of interpreting news media reports on 'the latest drug of choice'


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