Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins by J. Bryan PageComprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins by J. Bryan Page

Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins

byJ. Bryan Page

Paperback | October 26, 2010

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Comprehending Drug Use, the first full-length critical overview of the use of ethnographic methods in drug research, synthesizes more than one hundred years of study on the human encounter with psychotropic drugs. J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer create a comprehensive examination of the whole field of drug ethnography-methodology that involves access to the hidden world of drug users, the social spaces they frequent, and the larger structural forces that help construct their worlds. They explore the important intersections of drug ethnography with globalization, criminalization, public health (including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, hepatitis, and other diseases), and gender, and also provide a practical guide of the methods and career paths of ethnographers.
J. BRYAN PAGE is a professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Miami. He is a leading ethnographer studying the use of particular drugs in different cultures. The author of dozens of articles in major journals, he has also contributed many book chapters in the fields of medicine and anthropology, especially drug research....
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Title:Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social MarginsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813548047

ISBN - 13:9780813548043

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"Productive and imaginative anthropologists Page and Singer provide a succinct history of the century-long, rapidly expanding field of drug studies. Clear, well written, and neatly organized, this book fills a gap in the literatures of both drug studies and anthropology. Highly recommended."