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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • 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...

  • Gender and Well-Being in Europeby Lina Gálvez; Bernard Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book is the first of four books based on a series of symposia funded by COST, which is an intergovernmental framework for the promotion of European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. It draws on both historical and contemporary European case-studies to offer a sophisticated account of the relationship between gender... 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...

  • Habitus and Drug Using Environmentsby Stephen Parkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Medical Proofs, Social Experimentsby Tiago Moreira; Catherine Will

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Clinical trials have become key technologies for decision making in the contemporary world. Their results shape medical practice and determine priorities across health care systems, but the work that goes into producing credible data is often hidden. Medical Proofs, Social Experiments draws upon detailed case studies to argue that to understand their... more...

  • Gendered Drugs and Medicineby Teresa Ortiz-Gómez; María Jesús Santesmases

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. As a collective endeavour, this book focuses on the ways that gender, along with race/ethnicity and class, influence the design, standardisation and circulation of drugs throughout... more...