Innocent addicts, dope fiends and nefarious traffickers: Illegal drug use in 1920s English Canada

Carstairs, Catherine
September 1998
Journal of Canadian Studies;Fall98, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p145
Academic Journal
Argues that a language of drug use was constructed to created moral panic about drug use in the 1920s in Canada. Narratives of narcoticism influenced by gender, race and class; Impact of the imaginary tales on drug legislation and on the lives of drug users; Role in constructing the seriousness of drug use as a social problem.


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