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課程單元 READINGS ANNOTATIONS / ASSIGNMENTS
1 Introduction

Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Read at least: Introduction, Chap. 5, Chap. 6 (pp. 136-144), Chap. 10 (pp. 240-249), Epilogue (pp. 262-270).

Courtwright, David T. Forces of Habit. Chap. 1.

For Next Class:
Mintz, Sidney W. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History.

Appadurai, Arjun. The Social Life of Things. (Recommended)

Introductory Note (PDF)

2 Food Schlosser. Fast Food Nation.

Mintz. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History.

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 1.

Appadurai. The Social Life of Things. (Recommended)
Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
3 Commercials

Braithwaite, John, and Peter Drahos. Global Business Regulation. Pp. 360-398.

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 3.

Video: Commercials

Class:
Video analysis (2 chapters)

Ogilvy, David. Ogilvy on Advertising. Chap. 1.

Lakoff, George. "Metaphor and War: The Metaphor System Used to Justify War in the Gulf."

For Next Class:
Lakoff. "Metaphor and War."

Ogilvy. "18 Miracles of Research." In Ogilvy on Advertising.

Orlik, Peter B. Electronic Media Criticism
.

For Section:
Braithwaite, John, and Peter Drahos. Global Business Regulation. Pp. 360-398.

Courtwright
. Forces of Habit. Chap. 3.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
4 Prozac

Kramer, Peter D. Listening to Prozac.

Hacking, Ian. "Making Up People."

Video:
Bellevue.
Slater, Lauren. Depression.

For Next Class:
Kramer, Peter. Listening to Prozac. Introduction, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and Afterward.

Hacking. "Making Up People." (Recommended)

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
5 Clinical Trials

Cohen, Jay S. Overdose: the Case Against the Drug Companies: Prescription Drugs, Side Effects, and Your Health.

Healy, David. The Creation of Psychopharmacology.

Lakoff. "Placebo Trials." (Recommended)

Video: PTSD trials

Class:
Baard, Erik. "The Guilt-Free Soldier." The Village Voice

"Politicize, not medicalize."

For Class and Online:
Hively, Will. "The Mathematics of Making Up Your Mind." Discover Magazine

McCann, U. D., et al. "Positron emission tomographic evidence..." The Lancet

For Section:
Healy. The Creation of Psychopharmacology.Chap. 8.

Cohen. Overdose. At least chap. 1 and 9 (2 & 14 are recommended).

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
6 Testing and Variability

Hamilton, Jean. "Sex and Gender as Critical Variables in Psychotropic Drug Research." In Mental Health, Racism and Sexism.

"Steroids." New Yorker.

Rachel. "Women in Clinical Trials."

Caffeine Handbook

Science, multi-causal issue.

Class: Estrogen Articles

For online and class:
Read the three articles on prostate cancer published in Fortune magazine:
Grove, Andy. "Taking on Prostate Cancer."
Alexander, Tom. "Still Waiting, Watchfully."
Stipp, David. "The Gender Gap in Cancer Research."

For Class:
Hamilton. "Sex and Gender as Critical Variables in Psychotropic Drug Research." In Mental Health, Racism and Sexism.

Willett, Walter C. "Balancing Lifestyle and Genomics Research." Science

Weinberg, Bennett Alan. The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug. Chap. 12 and 13. (Chapter 11 is recommended)

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)

Paper 1 Due Seven Days after the Class
7 Kids and Ritalin Hogshire, Jim. Pills-A-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History and Consumption.

Diller, Lawrence. Running on Ritalin.

Video: ADHD

Class:
Diller. Running on Ritalin.

For Section:
Hogshire. Pills-A-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History and Consumption.
Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
8 PR

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 6.

Rampton and Stauber. Trust Us, We're Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with your Future. (2 chapters)

Martin, Brian. "Fluoridation: Breaking the Science Barrier." In Confronting the Experts.

Silverstein, Ken. "Millions for Viagra, pennies for diseases of the poor." The Nation.

Video: Scare tactics

Class: Young, Cathy. "Drug Terrorism" editorial.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
9 Addiction

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 5.

Stein, Howard F. "Alcoholism as Metaphor in American Culture: Ritual Desecration as Social Integration."

Sedgwick, Eve. "Epidemics of the Will." In Incorporations

"Critique of Addicton."

Harding. "Heroin Addiction."

For Class: Schlosser, Eric. "Reefer Madness." The Atlantic Monthly.

For Section:
Males, Mike A. "Doped on Duplicity." In The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents.

Becker, Howard. "Becoming a Marijuana User."

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 2.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
10 Marijuana and Legality

Males, Mike A. The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents.

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 9.

Video: Grass

Class: Schlosser. "Reefer Madness." The Atlantic Monthly.

For Class:
Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 5.

Hamoway, Ronald. "The Use and Misuse of Intoxicants." Chap. 2 in Dealing with Drugs: Consequences of Government Control.

For Section:
Stein. "Alcoholism as Metaphor in American Culture: Ritual Desecration as Social Integration."

Males. The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents. Chap. 2.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
11 Cocaine and Delinquents

Foucault, Michel. "Delinquents." In Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.

"Scale and Use of Cocaine in the US."

Russell, Dan. "Fake Science." In Drug War: Covert Money, Power and Policy.

For Section:
Gootenberg, Paul. Cocaine: Global Histories.

Russell, Dan. "Fake Science." In Drug War: Covert Money, Power and Policy.

For Class:
Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 10.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)
12 Club Drugs

"Chemical Generation"

Shenk, Joshus Wolf. "America's Altered States." Harper's Magazine.

Courtwright. Forces of Habit. Chap. 10.

Class: Concar, David. "Ecstasy on the Brain." New Scientist.

For Section:

Shenk. "America's Altered States." Harper's Magazine.

Collin, Matthew. Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House.

Weiss, Rick. "On Ecstasy, Consensus Is Elusive." The Washington Post.

Concar, David. "Ecstasy on the Brain." New Scientist.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)

Paper 2 Due Four Days after the Class
13 Alcohol and Coffee

Males. The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving. (MADD)

Weinberg, Bennett Alan. The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug. (2 chapters)

Roseberry, William. "The Rise of Yuppie Coffees and the Reimagination of Class in the United States." Pp. 762-774.

Class:
Becker. "Becoming a Marijuana User."

"Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College: A National Survey of Students at 140 Campuses." JAMA.

MIT. "The Working Group on Dangerous Drinking: Final Report to President Charles M. Vest." MIT Policy on Drinking.

Readings and Associated Assignments (PDF)

 
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