Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems / Edition 1

Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems / Edition 1

by James D. Orcutt
     
 

The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection 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.See more details below

Overview

The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection 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.

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:
825,442
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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