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White Drug Cultures and Regulation in London, 1916-1960

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White Drug Cultures and Regulation in London, 1916-1960 by Christopher Hallam
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This book traces the history of the London `white drugs' (opiate and cocaine) subculture from the First World War to the end of the classic `British System' of drug prescribing in the 1960s. It also examines the regulatory forces that tried to suppress non-medical drug use, in both their medical and juridical forms. Drugs subcultures were previously thought to have begun as part of the post-war youth culture, but in fact they existed from at least the 1930s. In this book, two networks of drug users are explored, one emerging from the disaffected youth of the aristocracy, the other from the night-time economy of London's West End. Their drug use was caught up in a kind of dance whose steps represented cultural conflicts over identity and the modernism and Victorianism that coexisted in interwar Britain.

Author Biography

Christopher Hallam is a Research Associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University, UK.
Release date NZ
September 13th, 2018
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
VIII, 249 p.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
249
ISBN-13
9783319947693
Product ID
28125124

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