Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHall, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorForshaw, Mark
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Catharine
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T16:54:32Z
dc.date.available2020-11-23T16:54:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-31
dc.identifier.citationHall, M., Forshaw, M., and Montgomery, C. (Eds) (2020). 'Being limitless: A discursive analysis of online accounts of modafinil use'. In Hall, M., Forshaw, M., and Montgomery, C. (Eds). 'Chemically modified minds substance use for cognitive enhancement'. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 81-99.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9811567700
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625400
dc.description.abstractModafinil is a prescription-only substance in the UK for the treatment of disorders such as narcolepsy. Soldiers have also used this substance as an alternative to amphetamines in situations where they face long periods of sleep deprivation. More recently, the substance has become increasingly popular for enhancing cognitive performance e.g. students taking exams. Modafinil is widely available on the Internet and is reported to carry a wide range of health risks and side effects if not taken with medical supervision. Given the tension between health risk and enhanced cognitive performance, how people talk about modafinil use becomes an important question. Drawing on discourse analysis we focus in particular on how respondents work up accounts of their modafinil use as credible, authentic, and legitimate; a community of practice. Our analysis has clear implications for engaging (mis)use in health promotion interventions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan/ Springeren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-6771-1_5en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectModafinilen_US
dc.subjectcognitive enhancementen_US
dc.subjectcognitive performanceen_US
dc.subjectnootropicsen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.subjectsubstance misuseen_US
dc.titleBeing limitless: A discursive analysis of online accounts of modafinil useen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentArden Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-08-01
dc.author.detail783606en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
Accepted manuscript
Embargo:
2022-10-31
Size:
142Kb
Format:
Microsoft Word
Description:
Accepted Manuscript

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

CC0 1.0 Universal
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as CC0 1.0 Universal