Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.

Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.

Susan C. Boyd


Drug prohibition legislation started to emerge within the usa, Canada, and Britain in the course of the related period that observed the invention of movie. In Hooked, Susan C. Boyd explores over a century of yank, British, and Canadian movies containing fictional representations of drug use, the drug exchange, and the conflict on medicines. She examines not just well known, mainstream motion pictures but additionally counterculture, replacement, and 'stoner' video clips, together with Harold and Kumar visit White Castle, and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie.

On-screen depictions of drug use and trafficking are strong symptoms of evolving socio-cultural attitudes in the direction of unlawful medicinal drugs. utilizing motion pictures equivalent to Broken Blossoms, The Trip, Superfly, Traffic, and Trainspotting, Boyd explores how unlawful medicinal drugs are associated with discourses of the opposite, country construction, and legislations and order. Her dialogue takes under consideration problems with race, classification, and gender, and comprises an enormous research of representations of ladies. a desirable and groundbreaking research, Hooked uncovers the hyperlinks among cinema and the cultural creation of myths and stereotypes concerning unlawful drugs.

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