Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2037: Pharmaceutical Cultures
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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.