Drugs and the American Dream An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0470670274
ISBN-13: 9780470670279
Edition: 2012
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Description: Drugs and the American Dream presents an up-to-date anthology of chiefly contemporary readings that explore the myriad sociological correlates of licit and illicit drug use in the United States.Unique approach to the topic that offers an organizing  More...

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List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.80" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Drugs and the American Dream presents an up-to-date anthology of chiefly contemporary readings that explore the myriad sociological correlates of licit and illicit drug use in the United States.Unique approach to the topic that offers an organizing theme of sociological concepts-age, social class, ethnicity, gender, as well as societal response to drug use including drug education, treatment, and policy.The book is interdisciplinary in terms of approach, making it useful in a variety of contexts.Includes a wide array of ethnographic articles that place reader directly into the perspectives of drug users through their own voicesBrief framing introductions to each article provide "interconnective tissue," guiding the student to the heart of what's important in the piece that follows.Offers a balanced approach to various substances-tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs.Provides students with a realistic perspective on the extent of substance use in American society as well as a critical appreciation of the real versus imagined harms associated with use of various substances.

Patricia A. Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver. They are the co-authors and co-editors of numerous books, including Peer Power, Paradise Laborers, and Constructions of Deviance . Both Adlers collaboratively received the 2010 George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Peter Adler (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. His research interests include social psychology, drugs and society, and sociology of work, sport, and leisure. His first book, MOMENTUM, was published in 1981 by Sage. Peter has been honored with the University Lecturer Award and as the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher at the University of Denver, as well as being named by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) as Mentor of the Year in 2005.

Patrick O'Brien is Governor of the Programme in Global History at the Institute of Historical Research, London University, and Centennial Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. He has edited and contributed to a wide range of historical journals and encyclopedias.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Source Acknowledgments
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Matrix of Drugs Addressed
Perspectives on Drug Use
History and Theory
A Brief History of Alcohol
The American Disease: Narcotics in Nineteenth-Century America
Black Beauties, Gorilla Pills, Footballs, and Hillbilly Heroin: Prescription Drug Abuse over the Past 40 Years
Control and Intoxicant Use: A Theoretical and Practical Overview
Drug Scares and Moral Panics
Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement
The Social Construction of Drug Scares
Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Ban
Reflections on the Meaning of Drug Epidemics
Social Correlates of Drug Use
Race/Ethnicity
Gen-X Junkie: Young White Heroin Users in Washington, DC
The Intersection of Drug Use and Crime over the Life Course of Mexican-American Former Gang Members
Righteous Dopefi end
The Lives and Times of Asian-Pacific American Women Methamphetamine Users
Toward a (Dys)functional Anthropology of Drinking: Ambivalence and the American Indian Experience with Alcohol
Social Class
The Severely Distressed African American Family in the Crack Era: Empowerment Is Not Enough
Getting Huge, Getting Ripped: An Exploration of Recreational Steroid Use
Drugged Druggists: The Convergence of Two Criminal Career Trajectories
Why Rich Kids Sell Street Drugs: Wankstaz, Wannabes, and Capitalists in Training
Gender
Drugs and Eating Disorders: Women’s Instrumental Drug Use for Weight Control
College Alcohol Use and the Embodiment of Hegemonic Masculinity among European American Men
Mothering Through Addiction: A Survival Strategy among Puerto Rican Addicts
Youth and Aging
Tinydopers: A Case Study of Deviant Socialization
Grappling with the Medicated Self: The Case of ADHD College Students
Marginality among Older Injectors in Today’s Illicit Drug Culture: Assessing the Impact of Ageing
Baby Boomer Drug Users: Career Phases, Identity, Self-Concept, and Social Control
Drug Lifestyles
Managing Drug Use
Club Drug Use and Risk Management among “Bridge and Tunnel” Youth
“I’m a Health Nut!” Street Drug Users’ Accounts of Self-Care Strategies
Latino Gay Men’s Drug Functionality
Cannabis, Consciousness, and Healing
The Dealing Lifestyle
The Economics of Drugs
Women in the Street-Level Drug Economy: Continuity or Change?
: An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances
Crime and Violence
The Drugs/Violence Nexus: A Tripartite Conceptual Framework
Managing Retaliation: Drug Robbery and Informal Sanction Threats
Mexico: Cartels, Corruption, and Cocaine: A Profi le of the Gulf Cartel
Systemic Violence in Drug Markets
Societal Response to Drug Use
Education
A Decade of DARE: Efficacy, Politics and Drug Education
Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drugs, and Drug Education
Treatment
The Therapeutic Community: Perspective and Approach
Illness Narratives of Recovering on Methadone Maintenance
The Elephant that No One Sees: Natural Recovery among Middle-Class Addicts
Drug Treatment Courts and the Disease Paradigm
Policy
Reducing Harms from Youth Drinking
Refl ections on Drug Policy
Think Again: Drugs
The Secret of Global Drug Prohibition: Its Uses and Crises
Index

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