Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers Thomas Stephen Szasz

ISBN: 9780385066273

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Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers  by  Thomas Stephen Szasz

Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts and Pushers by Thomas Stephen Szasz
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s/t: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts & PushersThis is an excellent analysis of the institutionalized, state-sponsored persecution of certain rule-breaking behavior (illicit drug use) & the similarities between cultural &Mores/t: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts & PushersThis is an excellent analysis of the institutionalized, state-sponsored persecution of certain rule-breaking behavior (illicit drug use) & the similarities between cultural & religious demands for specific mood-altering ceremonies & substances.

One is impressed by depth of Szasz philosophical & medical understanding of human behavior. Ceremonial Chemistry is an important book & a cornerstone in the debate on prohibiting certain foods & plants & their inevitable decriminalization.IntroductionPharmakos: the scapegoatThe discovery of drug addictionThe scapegoat as drug & the drug as scapegoatMedicine: the faith of the faithlessCommunions, holy & unholyPharmacomythology: medicine as magicLicit & illicit healing: persecutions for witchcraft & drugcraftOpium & Orientals: the model American scapegoatsDrugs & devils: the conversion cure of Malcolm XFood abuse & foodaholism: from soul watching to weight watchingPharmacracy: medicine as social controlMissionary medicine: holy wars on unholy drugsCures & controls: panaceas & panapathogensTemptation & temperance: the moral perspective reconsideredThe control of conduct: authority vs autonomyAppendix: a synoptic history of the promotion & prohibition of drugs



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