Modafinil in the media: Metaphors, medicalisation and the body


Authors:Coveney, C. M., Nerlich, B. and Martin, P.
"We argue that medical authority acts to legitimize modafinil use for repair, restoration and relief of suffering, whilst being deployed to pass judgment on its use in bodies already perceived as functioning normally. This leads us to conclude that conceptually, the acceptability of �enhancement� is strongly tied to context of use and intricately related to medical social control."