Confronting the Drug Control Establishment: Alfred Lindesmith as a Public Intellectual

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Examines the career of sociologist Alfred R. Lindesmith, who argued against drug prohibitions from the 1930s onward, warning of the threat to democracy and advocating more humane drug control laws.
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In biographical essays dedicated to addicts, Keys (political science, West Texas A&M U.) and Galliher (sociology, U. of Missouri) focus more on the drug expert's career than personal life (1905- ) though a few photos are included. Influenced by the Chicago School of Sociology, Lindesmith is best known for his theory of (1947) and drug policy reform stand for treating addicts as ill rather than as criminals (, 1965). Appends a bibliography of Lindesmith's writings, a summary of his unpublished papers, and statistics on his citations in the Social Sciences Citation Index (1966-94). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Origins and Overview of the Professional Life of Alfred Ray Lindesmith

Chapter 2. Lindesmith's Experience in the Chicago School of Sociology: The Influence of Herbert Blumer and Edwin Sutherland

Chapter 3. A Revised Theory of Opiate Addiction and the Writing of the Book Opiate Addiction

Chapter 4. Contributions to Psychotherapy, Social Psychology, and Symbolic Interaction

Chapter 5. Lindesmith versus Anslinger: Efforts to Reform National Drug Policy, 1937–1950 and the Film Drug Addict

Chapter 6. Writing The Addict and the Law: A Statement of Policy

Chapter 7. Public Discourse: Lindesmith in the Role of Humanist Citizen and Public Intellectual

Epilogue

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3

Name Index

Subject Index

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