The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless – eBook

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  • Authors: Merrill Singer, J. Bryan Page
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication Date: June 16, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01H5L28DI
  • ISBN-10: 1611321182, 1611321174, 1315417170, 1315417154
  • ISBN-13: 9781611321180, 9781611321173, 9781315417172, 9781315417158


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Drug customers are often portrayed as ineffective slackers, burdens on society, and simply plain ineffective—morally, culturally, and economically. By distinction, , The Social Value of Drug Addicts, (PDF) argues that the social development of some individuals as impractical is in actual fact extraordinarily helpful to different individuals. Leading medical anthropologists J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer analyze media representations, drug coverage, and first social constructions to indicate what industries and social sectors profit from the criminalization, demonization, and even frequent glamorization of addicts. Synthesizing a variety of key literature and advancing progressive arguments about the social development of drug customers and their half in modern society, this ebook is a crucial contribution to public well being, well-liked tradition, medical anthropology, and associated fields.


In The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless, J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer present a sweeping analysis of popular representations of drug use and drug users in U.S. culture…In making such a contribution, J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer continue to fortify their legacy as scholars who have tried to talk wisdom to us about our society’s most damaging habits of social distinction.”― Jennifer J. Carroll, American Anthropologist

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