The Real Dope: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Drugs in Canada
Recent debate around the potential decriminalization of marijuana, along with a growing perception that illicit drug use is on the rise, has brought the role of the state in controlling intoxication to the forefront of public discussion. Until now, however, there has been little scholarly consideration of the legal and social regulation of drug use in Canada. In The Real Dope, Edgar-Andre Montigny brings together leading scholars from a diverse range of fields—including history, law, political science, criminology, and psychology—to examine the relationship between moral judgment and legal regulation.
Highlights of this collection include rare glimpses into how LSD, cocaine, and ecstasy have historically been treated by authority figures. Other topics explored range from anti-smoking campaigns and addiction treatment to the relationship between ethnicity and liquor control. Readers will find intriguing links across arguments and disciplines, providing a much-needed foundation for meaningful discussion.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 352 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
Reviews‘Highly informative, carefully constructed, and politically provocative.’
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, vol 29:02:2012
‘The Real Dope is the real deal for anyone wishing to engage in an informed debate of drug policy in Canada.’
Saskatchewan Law Review, vol 76:2013
Edgar-Andre Montigny is an independent scholar and lawyer living in Toronto.
Table of contents
- Setting Public Policy on Drugs: A Choice of Social Values by Line Beauchesne (University of Ottawa)
- Unmaking Manly Smokes: Church, State, Governance and the First Anti-Smoking Campaign in Montreal, 1892-1914 by Jarrett Rudy (McGill University)
- From Flapper to Sophisticate: Canadian Women University Students as Smokers, 1920-1960 by Sharon Anne Cook (University of Ottawa)
- "Their Medley of Tongues and Eternal Jangle": Liquor Control & Ethnicity in Ontario, 1927-44 by Dan Malleck (Brock University)
- Becoming a "Hype": Drug Law, Subculture Formation and Resistance in Canada, 1945-61 by Catherine Carstairs (University of Guelph)
- "Just Say Know": Criminalizing LSD and the Politics of Psychedelic Expertise, 1961-68 by Erika Dyck (University of Saskatchewan)
- Setting Boundaries: LSD Use and Glue-Sniffing in Ontario in the Sixties by Marcel Martel (York University)
- From Beverage to Drug: Alcohol and Other Drugs in 1960s and 1970s Canada by Greg Marquis (University of New Brunswick, Saint John)
- Considering the Revolving Door: The Inevitability of Addiction Treatment in the Criminal Justice System by Dawn Moore (Carleton University)
- Biopolitics, Geopolitics and the Regulation of (Club) Drugs in Canada by Kyle Grayson (York University)
- Afterword: A Personal Reflection on the Law and Illicit Drug Use by Alan Young (Osgoode Hall Law School)
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