Drugging the Poor Legal and Illegal Drugs and Social Inequality

ISBN-10: 1577664949

ISBN-13: 9781577664949

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Authors: Merrill Singer

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List price: $30.95
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The global dual drug industry and drugging the poor
Illegal and legal drug use in America
Theoretical perspective : critical medical anthropology
Drugs as commodities
Blurry boundaries between legal and illegal
Drugs and the emergent global social order
Dual wars : for and against drugs
The health effects of psychotropic drugs
The nature of licit and illicit drug capitalism
One economy, two sectors
Social legitimation
Critical junctures : where the twain meet
Big tobacco : an aboveground drug industry
Birth of the tobacco corporation
Seeing like a legal drug corporation
Smoke, mirrors, and the tobacco industry
Secondhand smoke's contributions to illness
Tobacco for the poor
Big alcohol : an aboveground drug industry
Does big alcohol exist?
Several big players
Seeing the world as an alcohol corporation
Behind the myth making : the social costs of alcohol
Selling alcohol to the poor
Global pharmaceuticals : belowground features of an aboveground industry
A rich man's world : the coming of big pharma
Strategies of the modern pharmaceutical industry
Overproduction of pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical street drugs
The belowground illicit drug industry
Cartels or corporations?
The heroin business
Cocaine : from cottage industry to global complexity
Ecstasy and club drugs : ups and downs of the market
Seeing the world as an illicit drug corporation
Drugging the poor
Cannabis and class
The social life of drugs in the everyday life of the poor
Consumption and the high-country blues
Illicit and licit drug mixing
Modulating moods
The role of drugs and the structuring of inequality
Social disparity, health inequality, and drugs
The people's war on drugs
Reflections on resilience
An alternative war on drugs
Fighting illicit drug companies
La Lucha Continua
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