The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches

Editors: Kolind, Torsten, Thom, Betsy and Hunt, Geoffrey
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Sage UK

Single-User Purchase Price: $160.00
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ISBN: 978-1-44-629866-4
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 6
Book Status: Available
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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial board
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Notes on the Editors and Contributors
  • PART I CENTRAL SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL STUDIES
  • 1 Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction - Torsten Kolind, Betsy Thom and Geoffrey Hunt
  • 2 Historical Perspectives - Mark Hailwood
  • 3 Sociological Approaches - Franca Beccaria and Franco Prina
  • 4 Psychological Explanations of Addiction - Robert Hill and Jennifer Harris
  • 5 Anthropological Study of Drug Use: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations - John Bryan Page and Merrill Singer
  • 6 Criminological Perspectives - Karen Joe-Laidler
  • 7 Cultural Studies Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol - Kane Race and Rebecca Brown
  • 8 Geographical Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Studies - Mark Jayne, Gill Valentine and Sarah L. Holloway
  • PART II PILLARS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE DRUG AND ALCOHOL STUDIES
  • 9 Drug Policy - Alison Ritter, Caitlin Hughes and Phillip Hull
  • 10 Alcohol Policy in Global Context - James Nicholls
  • 11 Drug Policy in Practice - Esben Houborg and Bagga Bjerge
  • 12 National Preventive Approaches to Tackle Alcohol Misuse - Elias Allara, Marica Ferri and Fabrizio Faggiano
  • 13 Community-Focused Approaches to the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Harms: From Past Experiences to Future Possibilities - Richard Midford and Anthony Shakeshaft
  • 14 Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery - Heino Stöver
  • 15 The Treatment Response: Systemic Features, Paradigms and Socio-Cultural Frameworks - Harald Klingemann and Jessica Storbjörk
  • 16 Matching Patients to Treatments or Matching Interventions to Needs? - Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup and Anette S⊘gaard Nielsen
  • 17 Workforce Development and Professionalization - Anna Nelson
  • 18 Reflecting on Intoxication - Geoffrey Hunt and Vibeke Asmussen Frank
  • 19 Identity, Friendship and Sociality - Thomas Thurnell-Read
  • 20 Consumption and Context - Mark Jayne, Gill Valentine and Sarah L. Holloway
  • PART III CONTROVERSIES AND NEW APPROACHES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE DRUG AND ALCOHOL STUDIES
  • 21 Addiction: Critical Reflections on a Debated Concept - Helen Keane
  • 22 Learning to Live with ‘Big Fat Words’? an Exploration of the Dominant Concepts Applied to Problem Drug and Alcohol Use - Shane Butler and Paula Mayock
  • 23 The Increasing Visibility of Gender in the Alcohol and Drug Fields - Geoffrey Hunt, Tamar Antin, Jeanett Bj⊘nness and Elizabeth Ettorre
  • 24 Ethnicity and Drug Policy in the USA - Bill Sanders
  • 25 Social Class and Deprivation - Angus Bancroft
  • 26 Maturing on a High: An Analysis of Trends, Prevalence and Patterns of Recreational Drug Use in Middle and Older Adulthood - Lisa Williams and Rebecca Askew
  • 27 Sex Work, Illicit Drug Use and the Risk Environment - Lisa Maher
  • 28 Homelessness and Substance Use - Betsy Thom and Carmen Aceijas
  • 29 The Prison Population and Illegal Drug Use - Karen Duke and Torsten Kolind
  • 30 User Perspectives - Bagga Bjerge, Caral Brown and Glenda Daniels
  • 31 The Relevance of Western Research to Developing Countries: Narrowing the North-South Divide in Drug Policy and Practice - Isidore Silas Obot
  • 32 The Relevance of ‘Western’ Alcohol Research and Policy to Developing Countries - Clare Herrick
  • 33 What's so ‘New’ About New Psychoactive Substances? Definitions, Prevalence, Motivations, User Groups and a Proposed New Taxonomy - Fiona Measham and Russell Newcombe
  • 34 The Decriminalization of Drugs - Henry H. Brownstein
  • 35 The Limits of Evidence-Based Practice in the Pursuit of Specific Treatment Efficacy - Anders Bergmark and Lena Hübner
  • 36 Public Health Approaches to Substance Use: A Critique - Susanne MacGregor
  • 37 Illegal Street Economies and Drugs: Getting Involved, Skilled and Trying to Quit - Philip Lalander
  • 38 Legal Economies: the Role of the Alcohol Industry - Jacek Moskalewicz and Łukasz Wieczorek
  • 39 Natures, Cultures and Bodies of Cannabis - Cameron Duff