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The Resource The social value of drug addicts : the uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page

The social value of drug addicts : the uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page

Label
The social value of drug addicts : the uses of the useless
Title
The social value of drug addicts
Title remainder
the uses of the useless
Statement of responsibility
Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drug users are typically portrayed as worthless slackers, burdens on society, and just plain useless-culturally, morally, and economically. By contrast, this book argues that the social construction of some people as useless is in fact extremely useful to other people. Leading medical anthropologists Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page analyze media representations, drug policy, and underlying social structures to show what industries and social sectors benefit from the criminalization, demonization, and even popular glamorization of addicts. Synthesizing a broad range of key literature and advan
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Cataloging source
LGG
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Singer, Merrill
Dewey number
305.9/084
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
HV5801
LC item number
.S48 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 C-873
  • WM 270
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1947-
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Page, J. Bryan
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  • Drug addicts
  • Social values
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug Users
  • Mass Media
  • Social Perception
  • Social Values
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Social values
  • Drogenmissbrauch
  • Sozialer Ertrag
Label
The social value of drug addicts : the uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page
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Copyright
Note
Drugs, race, and gender in the social construction of drug consumers : Recognizing the origins of othering -- Drug Users through the Ages : When Did we decide Addicts were a Separate Category? -- Representations of Addicts and the Construction of Prohibitions -- Imagine that: Drug Users and Literature -- Picture This : Pictorial Construction of Drug Users in the World of Film -- The Legal Construction of Drug Users : Policy, the Courts, Incarcerating Institutions, Police Practice, and the War on Drugs -- Drug Users in Social Science : The Others We've Made. Conclusion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Drugs, race, and gender in the social construction of drug consumers: recognizing the origins of othering
  • Drug users through the ages: when did we decide addicts were a separate category?
  • Representations of addicts and the construction of prohibitions
  • Imagine that: drug users and literature
  • Picture this: pictorial construction of drug users in the world of film
  • The legal construction of drug users: policy, the courts, incarcerating institutions, police practice, and the war on drugs
  • Drug users in social science: the others we've made
  • From the making and using of the useless to social integration
Control code
869518813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315417172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023102166
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869518813
Label
The social value of drug addicts : the uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page
Publication
Copyright
Note
Drugs, race, and gender in the social construction of drug consumers : Recognizing the origins of othering -- Drug Users through the Ages : When Did we decide Addicts were a Separate Category? -- Representations of Addicts and the Construction of Prohibitions -- Imagine that: Drug Users and Literature -- Picture This : Pictorial Construction of Drug Users in the World of Film -- The Legal Construction of Drug Users : Policy, the Courts, Incarcerating Institutions, Police Practice, and the War on Drugs -- Drug Users in Social Science : The Others We've Made. Conclusion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Drugs, race, and gender in the social construction of drug consumers: recognizing the origins of othering
  • Drug users through the ages: when did we decide addicts were a separate category?
  • Representations of addicts and the construction of prohibitions
  • Imagine that: drug users and literature
  • Picture this: pictorial construction of drug users in the world of film
  • The legal construction of drug users: policy, the courts, incarcerating institutions, police practice, and the war on drugs
  • Drug users in social science: the others we've made
  • From the making and using of the useless to social integration
Control code
869518813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315417172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023102166
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869518813

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