Fiction Points: Karen Hugg

Karen Hugg writes literary mysteries and thrillers inspired by plants. Her first novel, The Forgetting Flower (Magnolia Press, April 2019) is the first in her Botanique Noir trilogy and centers on a fictional amnesia drug sold out of a plant shop in Paris. Hugg formerly worked as an editor and now specializes in ornamental horticultural and is a masterContinue reading “Fiction Points: Karen Hugg”

Happy Thanksgiving from Points!

Points is taking the week off to celebrate American Thanksgiving. If you’re celebrating yourself, we hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. If you’re not, feel free to take some time to catch up on all the great work Points has been publishing over the past few months. Happy Thanksgiving from theContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving from Points!”

Radical Temperance: “Cool Sobriety” and the Novel: Anneliese Mackintosh’s So Happy it Hurts

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Emily Hogg, an assistant professor in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. Hogg presented this work to the Radical Temperance: Social Change and Drink, from Teetotalism to Dry January conference held in June, and this post dives deeper into her work onContinue reading “Radical Temperance: “Cool Sobriety” and the Novel: Anneliese Mackintosh’s So Happy it Hurts”

Running Amok on Marijuana: Re-hashing the grain of truth in one of the world’s most persistent myths about Cannabis

by Nick Johnson, author of Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West (Oregon State University Press, 2017) There’s no denying that the growing nationwide acceptance of cannabis in the twenty-first century has illuminated the many benefits of this plant, long-sequestered in American society: Hemp, the non-psychoactive variety, is a multi-faceted crop withContinue reading “Running Amok on Marijuana: Re-hashing the grain of truth in one of the world’s most persistent myths about Cannabis”

Points Bibliography: New Perspectives on the Regulation of LSD, Cannabis, and Heroin in U.S. History

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the above link. We are happy to point out that today’s selection features new workContinue reading “Points Bibliography: New Perspectives on the Regulation of LSD, Cannabis, and Heroin in U.S. History”

Points Bibliography: Cultural Contexts of Drug Use and Recovery Models

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the above link. Factors Related to Prescription Drug Abuse Among Young Adults in Florida Author:Continue reading “Points Bibliography: Cultural Contexts of Drug Use and Recovery Models”

Deadline Tomorrow: American Society of Criminology 2018, “Institutions, Cultures and Crime”

American Society of Criminology Call for Papers Annual Meeting 2018 Atlanta, GA November 14 – 17, 2018 Atlanta Marriott Marquis Theme: “Institutions, Cultures and Crime” Program Co-Chairs: Lisa Broidy, University of New Mexico and Stacy De Coster, North Carolina State University meeting@asc41.com ASC President: Karen Heimer University of Iowa SUBMISSION DEADLINES Thematic panels, individual paperContinue reading “Deadline Tomorrow: American Society of Criminology 2018, “Institutions, Cultures and Crime””

Conference: “Cannabis: Global Histories”

19-20 April 2018 Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow University of Strathclyde Governments in places as diverse as Uruguay, Portugal and the USA have made significant alterations to cannabis policies over the last decade, and others such as Canada have committed to change in the next few years.  Ninety yearsContinue reading “Conference: “Cannabis: Global Histories””

CFP: American Society of Criminology, “Institutions, Cultures and Crime”

American Society of Criminology Call for Papers Annual Meeting 2018 Atlanta, GA November 14 – 17, 2018 Atlanta Marriott Marquis Theme: “Institutions, Cultures and Crime” Program Co-Chairs: Lisa Broidy, University of New Mexico and Stacy De Coster, North Carolina State University meeting@asc41.com ASC President: Karen Heimer University of Iowa SUBMISSION DEADLINES Thematic panels, individual paperContinue reading “CFP: American Society of Criminology, “Institutions, Cultures and Crime””

Points Bibliography: Drugs, Addiction, and Other Diseases

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the above link. Lung Cancer Stigma: Associated Variables and Coping Strategies Author: Criswell, Kevin R.Continue reading “Points Bibliography: Drugs, Addiction, and Other Diseases”

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