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Author Campbell, Nancy D. (Nancy Dianne), 1963-
Title Gendering addiction [electronic resource] : the politics of drug treatment in a neurochemical world / Nancy Campbell, Elizabeth Ettorre
Imprint Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (ix, 253 p.)
Note Includes index
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-241) and index
Getting gender on the agenda: a history of pioneers in drug treatment for women -- Raising consciousness or controlling women? Women's drug and alcohol treatment re-emerges -- Undue burdens: the emergence of feminist treatment advocacy in a masculinist system -- 'Unearthing women' in drug policy: where do women fit-or do they? -- Reproducing bodies and governing motherhood: drug-using women and reproductive loss
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
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Campbell, Nancy D. (Nancy Dianne), 1963- Gendering addiction. Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230228559 (DLC) 2011013739 (OCoLC)712780841
Subject Women drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Women -- Drug use -- United States
Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States
Sex discrimination against women -- United States
Substance-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation -- United States
Behavior, Addictive -- rehabilitation -- United States
Drug Users -- United States
Health Policy -- United States
Prejudice -- United States
Women -- United States
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drug Dependence bisacsh
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General bisacsh
SELF-HELP / Twelve-Step Programs bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Ettorre, Elizabeth, 1948-
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