Ceremonial Chemistry by Thomas Szasz
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Ceremonial Chemistry
By Thomas Szasz

Ceremonial Chemistry

The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers Revised edition

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Ceremonial Chemistry by Thomas Szasz

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Thomas Szasz suggests that governments have overstepped their bounds in labeling and prohibiting certain drugs as "dangerous" substances and incarcerating drug "addicts" in order to cure them. Szasz asserts that such policies scapegoat illegal drugs and the persons who use and sell them, and discourage the breaking of drug habits by pathologizing drug use as "addiction." Readers will find in Szasz's arguments a cogent and committed response to a worldwide debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815607687
ISBN-10: 0815607687
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 136mm x 18mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Psychiatry by Thomas Szasz Psychiatry, Hardback (September 2008)

Portrays the integral role of deception in the history and practice of psychiatry. This work argues that the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness stands in the same relationship to the diagnosis and treatment of bodily illness that the forgery of a painting does to the original masterpiece.

Medicalization of Everyday Life by Thomas Szasz Medicalization of Everyday Life, Paperback (November 2007)

A collection of essays that chronicles the author's long campaign against the orthodoxies of psychiatry. From "Medicine to Magic" to "Medicine as Social Control," this book delves into the history of medicalization, including "The Discovery of Drug Addiction," "Persecutions for Witchcraft and Drugcraft," and "Food Abuse and Foodaholism."

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