Lifestyle Drugs and Late Capitalism: A Topography of Harm

Hall, Alexandra (2019) Lifestyle Drugs and Late Capitalism: A Topography of Harm. In: Deviant Leisure: Criminological Perspectives on Leisure and Harm. Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 161-186. ISBN 9783030177355, 9783030177362

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This chapter offers a zemiological analysis of the market in image- and performance-enhancing drugs. The chapter’s substantive focus begins with theoretical developments within critical criminology, most notably ultra-realist criminology, and how innovative theories of subjectivity can shed new light on the complex relationships between contemporary identity, political economy and digital technologies which underpin these burgeoning markets in an ever-increasing range of lifestyle drugs. The chapter progresses to draw upon the deviant leisure perspective’s typology of harm in order to consider the subjective, environmental, socially corrosive and culturally embedded harms that emerge at the meeting point of consumer capitalism, liberal-individualism and the commodification of body and image enhancement.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deviant leisure, Zemiology, Lifestyle, Ultra realism, Identity, Lifestyle drugs, Harm, Image enhancement, IPEDs
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Dr Alexandra Hall
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 03:31

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