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Drugs and Race in American Culture: Orientalism in the Turn-of-the-Century Discourse of Narcotic Addiction.

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Published

<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>American Studies
Issue1
Volume41
Number of pages21
Pages71-91
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article examines the imagery of race in the discourse of narcotic addiction, 1870-1920. It shows how the construction of addiction and the addict was embedded in other, 'Orientalist' narratives of hierarchised racial difference.