Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems / Edition 1

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems / Edition 1

by James D. Orcutt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742528456

ISBN-13: 9780742528451

Pub. Date: 09/03/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems, a collection edited James D. Orcutt and David R. Rudy, includes 14 clearly written articles that exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems

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Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems, a collection edited James D. Orcutt and David R. Rudy, includes 14 clearly written articles that exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. A general introduction and five section introductions written especially for this volume highlight basic theoretical questions and analytical themes that run through the articles. In contrast to many books on problems of substance use, Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems devotes equal attention to drug- and alcohol-related issues. The volume is organized around important theoretical and research approaches to the sociology of social problems, making it suitable for adoption as a supplement in undergraduate courses on social problems as well as for more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of drug and alcohol studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742528451
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2003
Series:
Understanding Social Problems: An SSSP Presidential Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,285,959
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Introduction Part 2 Section I. The Social Construction of Drug and Alcohol Problems Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Constructing the Ownership of Social Problems: Fun and Profit in the Welfare State Chapter 5 2. Deviant Drinking as Disease: Alcoholism as a Social Accomplishment Chapter 6 Shocking Numbers and Graphic Accounts: Quantified Images of Drug Problems in the Print Media Part 7 Section II. Political and Ideological Contexts Chapter 8 Introduction Chapter 9 Comparative Ideologies and Alcoholism: The Protestant and Proletarian Ethics Chapter 10 Setting the Public Agenda: 'Street Crime' and Drug Use in American Politics Chapter 11 Truth and DARE: Tracking Drug Education to Graduation and as Symbolic Politics Part 12 Section III. Social Patterns: Epidemiological Research Chapter 13 Introduction Chapter 14 Explaining Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Drug Use: The Impact of Background and Lifestyle Chapter 15 Drinking by Black and White Women: Results from a National Survey Chapter 16 Race, Class, and Gender Differences in Substance Abuse: Evidence of Middle-Class/Underclass Polarization among Black Males Part 17 Section IV. Social Worlds: Qualitative Research Chapter 18 Introduction Chapter 19 You Can't Help but Get Stoned: Notes on the Social Organization of Marijuana Smoking Chapter 20 11. Shifts and 'scillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers Part 22 Section V. Links to Other Social Problems Chapter 23 Introduction Chapter 24 The 'Drunken Bum' Theory of Wife Beating Chapter 25 Drugs-Crime Connections: Elaborations from the Life Histories of Hard-Core Heroin Addicts Chapter 26 15. Social Misery and the Sanctions of Substance Abuse: Confronting HIV Risk Among Homeless Heroin Addicts in San Francisco

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