British Imperialism Of The Nineteenth Century

3025 Words Apr 11th, 2015 13 Pages
According to Keep and Ronall (1999), “the degree to which British imperialism of the nineteenth century was invested in and maintained by the global traffic in addictive substance is well documented. At mid-century, opium was a major export commodity for Britain’s largest colony, India, and the British government was very sensitive to the profits that could be realized through the sale of the drug. Keep and Ronall claimed that “addiction was use in the policing of “otherness” that occurs through the science education” (207-09). Due to limited evidence to prove the rational of widely held ideology of the poor, addict, mentally-ill, homosexual, criminals, and those hated, exclusively induced authoritative actions in engaging with these groups; nevertheless this impact “scientific or quasi-scientific” assumptions of “poverty, addiction, mental illness, homosexuality, and criminology. Also, there are many abstraction which backs these hypothesis precisely or obliquely (Movahedi, 1978, p. 45) Movahedi (1978) explains that, in the domain of drug use, fewer authors have currently attempted a “sociohistorical” reasoning of the evolution of prominent interpretation and also scientific ideology of addiction, and have unmask the racist and class-oriental elements of divers drug-related concerns. He argues that, “the work of these writers as well as the classic study of Lindesmith (1968) suggested that the behaviour…
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