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Gendering Addiction: The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World [NOOK Book]

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Gendering Addiction brings to bear the ideas of feminist sociology of knowledge, situated knowledge and ignorance, and standpoint epistemologies upon an injustice that has grave consequences for the human rights of drug-using women. Despite concerted efforts since the 1970s, most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK still do not receive it—because of ways treatment is delivered. This book examines ongoing attempts to meet a basic need that has not been met. Knowledge-making practices in drug ...
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Gendering Addiction: The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World

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Overview

Gendering Addiction brings to bear the ideas of feminist sociology of knowledge, situated knowledge and ignorance, and standpoint epistemologies upon an injustice that has grave consequences for the human rights of drug-using women. Despite concerted efforts since the 1970s, most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK still do not receive it—because of ways treatment is delivered. This book examines ongoing attempts to meet a basic need that has not been met. Knowledge-making practices in drug research and treatment make it resistant to the gendered, classed and racialized power differentials that structure the lives of drug-using women. Without such knowledge, what we need to know about women's specific needs will continue to not to be known. A critical historical and sociological framework is crafted showing how feminist knowledge production is a promising route for overcoming the pervasive 'epistemology of ignorance' that prevails.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230317758
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 579 KB

Meet the Author

NANCY CAMPBELL is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, USA. She focuses on intersections between history of science, drug policy and gender studies.
 
ELIZABETH ETTORRE is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has also written, Revisioning Women and Drug Use.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Making Gender Matter: Drug-Using Women, Embodiment, and the Epistemologies of Ignorance
PART I: REINVENTING THE WHEEL 
Getting Gender on the Agenda: A History of Pioneers in Drug Treatment for Women 
Raising Consciousness or Controlling Women? Women's Drug andf alcohol Treatment Re-emerges 
Undue Burdens: The Emergence of Feminist Treatment Advocacy in a Masculinist System
PART II: GENDERING GOVERNING MENTALITIES 
'Unearthing Women' in Drug Policy: Where Do Women Fit - Or Do They? 
Reproducing Bodies and Governing Motherhood: Drug-using Women and Reproductive Loss
Conclusion: Making Gender Matter in an Age of Neurochemical Selves
Notes
References
Index
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