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- Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00
Drug users are typically portrayed as worthless slackers, burdens on society, and just plain useless—culturally, morally, and economically. By contrast, this book argues that the social construction of some people as useless is in fact extremely useful to other people. Leading medical anthropologists Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page analyze... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95
When I Wear My Alligator Boots examines how the lives of dispossessed men and women are affected by the rise of narcotrafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. In particular, the book explores a crucial tension at the heart of the "war on drugs": despite the violence and suffering brought on by drug cartels, for the rural poor in Mexico?s north, narcotrafficking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.50
Illegal Leisure offers a unique insight into the role drug use now plays in British youth culture. The authors present the results of a five year longitudinal study into young people and drug taking. They argue that drugs are no longer used as a form of rebellious behaviour, but have been subsumed into wider, acceptable leisure activities. The new... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99
Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life. Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok?until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Sexual practices and drug use among the young are examined in this book, calling into question mainstream assumptions about ?adolescence?. Bringing together a range of cross-cultural and cross-national contributions, the book reveals both similarities and important differences that mark sexuality and drug use among young in different social and cultural... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 49.99
Aus einer frauenspezifischen Perspektive gibt die Studie vergleichende Einblicke in die Auswirkungen der deutschen und US-amerikanischen Drogenpolitik auf den Konsum illegalisierter Substanzen und die hiermit verknÃ¼pften gesundheitlichen und sozialen Folgen. Ein besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei der Alltagswelt von Drogenkonsumentinnen der StraÃ?enszenen... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Informed by the thought of Pierre Bourdieu and framed by the philosophy of harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affected by injecting drug use. Drawing on ethnographic research across several locations, this book offers a qualitative and phenomenological account of the social organisation... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok – until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict?s personal supply of heroin. She didn?t even make it onto the plane. In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full... more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 21.99
?I?m the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia?s booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.? Born and raised in Scotland, the home of whisky, Jill Stark had booze in the blood. Alcohol had dominated her social life ever since she had her first sip of lager, at 13. She thought nothing could curb... more...