Drawing on cultural studies and actor-network theoretical traditions, this article explores the generative capacities of the 'drugalities' or personalities of different drugs. This article explores technologies of generalisation as well as specification in order to show that the ways in which a substance behaves pharmacologically, as well as the ways in which it is constituted culturally and officially, work to shape attempts to control its use.

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Keywords Canada, Drug law, Drug policy, Drug Treatment Court, Drugs
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2004.06.008
Journal International Journal of Drug Policy
Citation
Moore, D. (2004). Drugalities: The generative capabilities of criminalized 'drugs'. International Journal of Drug Policy (Vol. 15, pp. 419–426). doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2004.06.008