Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems
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Description: This editied collection includes 14 articles that exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug & alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological & ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, & related problems.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/2003
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Patricia A. Adler is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
|The Social Construction of Drug and Alcohol Problems|
|Constructing the Ownership of Social Problems: Fun and Profit in the Welfare State|
|Deviant Drinking as Disease: Alcoholism as a Social Accomplishment|
|Shocking Numbers and Graphic Accounts: Quantified Images of Drug Problems in the Print Media|
|Political and Ideological Contexts|
|Comparative Ideologies and Alcoholism: The Protestant and Proletarian Ethics|
|Setting the Public Agenda: "Street Crime" and Drug Use in American Politics|
|Truth and DARE: Tracking Drug Education to Graduation and as Symbolic Politics|
|Social Patterns: Epidemiological Research|
|Explaining Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Drug Use: The Impact of Background and Lifestyle|
|Drinking by Black and White Women: Results from a National Survey|
|Race, Class, and Gender Differences in Substance Abuse: Evidence of Middle-Class/Underclass Polarization among Black Males|
|Social Worlds: Qualitative Research|
|You Can't Help but Get Stoned: Notes on the Social Organization of Marijuana Smoking|
|Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers|
|Links to Other Social Problems|
|The "Drunken Bum" Theory of Wife Beating|
|Drugs-Crime Connections: Elaborations from the Life Histories of Hard-Core Heroin Addicts|
|Social Misery and the Sanctions of Substance Abuse: Confronting HIV Risk Among Homeless Heroin Addicts in San Francisco|
|About the Editors|