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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2037: Pharmaceutical Cultures

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

DeGrandpre, R. J. (2006). The cult of pharmacology: how America became the world's most troubled drug culture. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Dumit, J., & Greenslit, N. (eds) (2006). Pharmaceutical cultures. Special issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 30(2).

Healy, D. (2002). The creation of psychopharmacology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lakoff, A. (2005). Pharmaceutical reason: knowledge and value in global psychiatry. Cambridge: CUP.

Martin, E. (2007). Bipolar expeditions: mania and depression in American culture. Princeton, N.J: Princeton UP.

Moncrieff, J. (2008). The myth of the chemical cure: a critique of psychiatric drug treatment. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Petryna, A., Lakoff, A., & Kleinman, A. (eds) (2006). Global pharmaceuticals: ethics, markets, practices. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

van der Geest, S., Whyte, S. R., & Hardon, A. (1996). The anthropology of pharmaceuticals: a biographical approach. Annual Review of Anthropology, 25(1), 153-178.

Williams, S. J., Gabe, J., & Davis, P. (eds) (2009). Pharmaceuticals and society: critical discourses and debates. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.