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Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Les Iversen

23 June 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this second edition, Les Iversen presents an introductory account of what drugs are, how they work, and the advances made over the past 100 years in the field of pharmacology. Looking at pharmaceutical drugs and both legal and illegal recreational drugs, Iversen reflects on how twentieth-century drugs have changed our lives.

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The Body: A Very Short Introduction


Chris Shilling

28 January 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Chris Shilling considers the social significance of the human body, and the importance of the body to individual and collective identities. He examines how bodies not only shape but are shaped by the social, cultural, and material contexts in which humans live.

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Fourth Edition


James Fulcher, John Scott

17 March 2011

The fourth edition of Fulcher and Scott provides an authoritative and theoretically grounded approach to sociology, covering both classic and contemporary research. It provides the context for debate and discussion that enables students to develop their critical awareness skills.

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