Drink Spiking and Predatory Drugging

A Modern History

Authors: Donovan, Pamela

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About this book

This book analyses common perceptions about drink-spiking, a pervasive fear for many and sometimes a troubling reality. Ideas about spiked drinks have shaped the way we think about drugs, alcohol, criminal law, risk, nightspots, and socializing for over one hundred and fifty years, since the rise of modern anaesthesia and synthetic 'pharma-ubiquity'. The book offers a wide-ranging look at the constantly shifting cultural and gender politics of 'psycho-chemical treachery'.
It provides rich case histories, assesses evolving scientific knowledge, and analyses the influence of social forces as disparate as Temperance and the acid enthusiasts of the 1960s. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, the book will be of great interest to upper-level students and scholars of criminal law, forensic science, public health, and social movements.

About the authors

Pamela Donovan is a US sociologist and criminologist. She holds PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She has taught courses in social theory, criminology, victimology, and social problems. Her previous works include No Way of Knowing: Crime, Urban Legends, and the Internet (2004).

Reviews

“Drink Spiking and Predatory Drugging is an extremely well-researched, readable and provocative book. … this book will appeal to a wide range of academic audiences, as well as to non-academics interested in learning more about drug laws and crime stories. Above all else, readers will gain both sociological and historical insight into drug scares and the crime stories that have fuelled public fears and, ultimately, helped shape drug policy for well over a century.” (Karen G. Weiss, Medical History, 2017)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Donovan, Pamela

    Pages 1-13

  • Chloral and Its Sisters: Synthetic Genesis and Parallel Demon

    Donovan, Pamela

    Pages 15-52

  • Good Girls, Hyenas, and Cheap Novel Fiends: The Scourge of Chloral at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    Donovan, Pamela

    Pages 53-81

  • Baby, It’s Cold War Outside: An Era of Pharma-Ubiquity

    Donovan, Pamela

    Pages 83-121

  • A “New” Problem Appears in the 1990s: The Birth of the Contemporary Date Rape Drugs Scare

    Donovan, Pamela

    Pages 123-171

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eBook £63.99
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57516-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drink Spiking and Predatory Drugging
Book Subtitle
A Modern History
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57517-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57517-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57516-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 294
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