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Addiction

  • Addict in the Houseby Robin Barnett; Darren Kavinoky

    New Harbinger Publications 2016; US$ 13.95

    Everyone suffers when there?s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery?and drawing on her own personal experience with her brother?s addiction?this no-nonsense guide will help readers understand the causes of addiction, end their enabling behaviors, support their loved one?s recovery, and learn how to... more...

  • Children of Las Vegasby Timothy O'Grady; Steve Pyke

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    Thirty-seven million people visit Las Vegas every year. It's a city that offers to fulfil all your desires, without any repercussions. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... right? But what happens to the people who have to grow up there? Children of Las Vegas tells ten of their stories, recorded by award-winning author Timothy O'Grady: tales... more...

  • Drugs: A Very Short Introductionby Les Iversen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this second edition, Les Iversen presents an introductory account of what drugs are, how they work, and the advances made over the past 100 years in the field of pharmacology. Looking at pharmaceutical drugs and both legal and illegal recreational drugs, Iversen reflects on how twentieth-century drugs have changed our lives. more...

  • Chancersby Susan Stellin; Graham Macindoe

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.00

    In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. LitHub Best Book of the Month When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo... more...

  • Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Healthby Elizabeth Ettorre

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health explores the boundaries between bodies and society with special reference to uncovering the cultural components of health and the ways in which bodies are categorized according to a form of culturally embedded 'health orthodoxy'. Illustrating the importance of contextualizing the body as a cultural entity,... more...

  • Passing/Outby Kelby Harrison; Dennis R. Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Passing/Out adopts an inter-generational, inter-disciplinary, and inter-subjective approach to the closeting and revelation of sexual identity, exploring questions of embodiment, ethics and identity in relation to 'passing' or being 'out'. Presenting the latest theoretical and empirical work from scholars working across a range of disciplines including... more...

  • Making Disease, Making Citizensby Suzanne Fraser; Kate Seear

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the naming of hepatitis C in 1989, knowledge about the disease has grown exponentially. So too, however, has the stigma with which it is linked. Associated with injecting drug use and tainted blood scandals, hepatitis C inspires fear and blame. Making Disease, Making Citizens takes a timely look at the disease, those directly affected by it and... more...

  • The Ice Ageby Luke Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world ? told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing... more...

  • Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Healthby Hannah Bradby; Gillian Lewando Hundt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence... more...

  • HIV in World Culturesby Gustavo Subero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book analyses the way that HIV/AIDS is often narrativised and represented in contemporary world cultures, as well as the different strategies of remembrance deployed by different (sub)cultural groups affected by the illness. Through a close study of a variety of cultural texts; including cinema, literature, theatre, art and photography amongst... more...