Gendering Addiction: The Politics Of Drug Treatment In A Neurochemical World

Hardcover | October 4, 2011

byN. Campbell

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This study, by two leading scholarsin the field, draws on feminist theory and science and technology studiesto uncover a basic injustice for the human rights of drug-using women: most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK do not get it. Why not?

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This study, by two leading scholarsin the field, draws on feminist theory and science and technology studiesto uncover a basic injustice for the human rights of drug-using women: most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK do not get it. Why not?

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 D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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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