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By Phil Withington,Darin Weinberg,Ciaran Regan,Jonathan Herring

Intoxicants, ingredients that modify a person's psychological and physiological kingdom, are a continual obsession. of their impact at the brain and physique, intoxicants visit the guts of what it skill to be human. within the tensions among 'free' and uninhibited intake at the one hand, and the pressures of social legislation and private accountability at the different, in addition they light up the day-by-day paradoxes, and sheer complexity, of dwelling in sleek Western societies. but this complexity, and the wealthy heritage that underpins it, is usually misplaced within the present debates over public policy.

Intoxication and Society units out to complement the modern discourse surrounding intoxication with a extra nuanced appreciation of the heritage and nature of what's greatly a multidimensional challenge. It does so through utilising an interdisciplinary framework that comes with contributions from best teachers in legislations, sociology, anthropology, historical past, literature, neuroscience and social psychology.

The result's a sophisticated ancient and modern rereading of the social development of intoxication that would offer a safe foundation for research as society keeps to reply to the not easy pleasures of intoxication

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