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

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

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The social value of drug addicts : uses of the useless
Title
The social value of drug addicts
Title remainder
uses of the useless
Statement of responsibility
Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page
Creator
Contributor
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
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Singer, Merrill
Dewey number
305.9/084
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5801
LC item number
.S48 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Page, J. Bryan
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  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Social values
Label
The social value of drug addicts : uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10796085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611321197
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The social value of drug addicts : uses of the useless, Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10796085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611321197
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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