Chasing dragons : security, identity, and illicit drugs in Canada / Kyle Grayson.
By: Grayson, Kyle.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781442687592; 1442687592.Subject(s): Drug control -- Canada | National security -- Canada | Internal security -- Canada | Nationalism -- Canada | Marginality, Social -- Political aspects -- Canada | Drug abuse -- Canada | Drogue, Lutte contre la -- Canada | Sécurité nationale -- Aspect social -- Canada | Sûreté de l'État -- Aspect social -- Canada | Nationalisme -- Canada | Marginalité -- Aspect politique -- Canada | Toxicomanie -- CanadaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Chasing dragons.DDC classification: 363.450971 LOC classification: HV5840.C3 | G73 2008Other classification: 71.50 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-307) and index.
"Chasing Dragons challenges these assumptions of difference and exposes the politics of security in Canada and the policy that they make possible. Focusing on the issues surrounding illicit drugs, Kyle Grayson examines how the discourses and practices of security policy in fact contribute to the construction of Canadian national and cultural identity. This analysis is also relevant beyond Canada. A crucial contribution of this book is to identify the dangers of underestimating the centrality of race and geopolitics to civic conceptions of nationality in liberal societies." "Chasing Dragons reconsiders the meaning of security and discusses avenues for resisting the insecurity produced by liberal states in the post-9/11 world. This critical approach reveals the pervasiveness of power in contemporary Canadian society, how this power is hidden, and the consequences for progressive social politics."--Jacket.
1. Introduction -- 2. Theory/Practice of Security and Identity -- 3. Situating Canadian Geonarcotics: Canada, the United States, and the Performatives of Canadian Identity -- 4. Race and Illicit Drugs in Canada: From the Opium Den to New Drug Khatastrophes -- 5. Genealogy of the Body of the Canadian Drug User, Part I: From Criminal Addiction to Medicalization -- 6. Genealogy of the Body of the Canadian Drug User, Part II: From a National Drug Strategy to Medical Marijuana -- 7. (Geo)Politics of Dancing: Illicit Drugs and Canadian Rave Culture -- 8. Conclusion -- App. Progression of Canadian Drug Law -- Key Events.
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