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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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Journal publication date03/2000
JournalAmerican Studies
Journal number1
Number of pages21
Original languageEnglish


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.