Needle fixation and moral panic

by Scott Welsh

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year: 0
Keywords: Needle fixation; Moral panic
Record ID: 1045461
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060433


This thesis weighs into the contemporary debate regarding needle fixation, utilising recent theory from addiction discourse. Freud and Lacan to specuate an unconscious cause for the compulsion to self-inject regardless of substance. It then applies this revelation to analyse the world of the 'needle fixator' and society's moral panic reaction.