Expanding Addiction: Critical Essays

Expanding Addiction: Critical Essays


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The study of addiction is dominated by a narrow disease ideology that leads to biological reductionism. In this short volume, editors Granfield and Reinarman make clear the importance of a more balanced contextual approach to addiction by bringing to light critical perspectives that expose the historical and cultural interstices in which the disease concept of addiction is constructed and deployed. The readings selected for this anthology include both classic foundational pieces and cutting-edge contemporary works that constitute critical addiction studies. This book is a welcome addition to drugs or addiction courses in sociology, criminal justice, mental health, clinical psychology, social work, and counseling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415843287
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert Granfield is Professor of Sociology and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University at Buffalo (UB). He is also an associate research scientist at the Research Institute on the Addictions at UB. Dr. Granfield is the author of Making Elite Lawyers: Visions of Law at Harvard and Beyond and co-author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Addiction without Treatment; Recovery From Addiction: A Practical Guide to Treatment Self-Help and Quitting on your Own, and Private Lawyers in the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the Legal Profession. He has also published numerous articles on law, drug use, and addiction.

Craig Reinarman is Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alcohol Research Group at UC Berkeley, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Drug Research at the University of Amsterdam, and a principal investigator on research grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. He is the author of American States of Mind and co-author of Cocaine Changes and Crack in America: Demon Drugs and Social Justice. He has published widely on drug use, addiction, law, treatment, and policy.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1. Addiction Is Not Just a Brain Disease by Craig Reinarman and Robert Granfield Part I: HISTORICIZING ADDICTION 2. Discovering Addiction: Enduring Conceptions of Habitual Drunkenness in America by Harry G. Levine 3. The Cultural Framing of Addiction by Robin Room 4. Deviant Drinking as a Disease: Alcoholism as a Social Accomplishment by Joseph Schneider 5. The NIDA Brain Disease Paradigm: History, Resistance, and Spinoffs by David Courtright Part II: LOCATING ADDICTION 6. What Neurobiology Cannot Tell Us About Addiction by Harold Kalant 7. Praxis, Interaction and the Loss of Self-Control by Darin Weinberg 8. Framing Nicotine Addiction as a "Disease of the Brain": Social and Ethical Consequences by Molly Dingel, Katrina Karkazis, and Barbara Koenig 9. The Roots of Addiction in a Free Market Society by Bruce Alexander 10. The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food by Michael Moss Part III: TREATING ADDICTION 11. Financing and Ideology in Alcohol Treatment by Constance Weisner and Robin Room 12. Ideological Implications of Addiction Theories and Treatment by Kathryn Fox 13. Disciplining Addictions: The Bio-Politics of Methadone and Heroin in the U.S. by Philippe Bourgois 14. Drug Courts and the Logic of Coerced Treatment by Rebecca Tiger 15. Social Capital and Natural Recovery: Overcoming Addiction Without Treatment by Robert Granfield and William Cloud Part IV: EXPANDING ADDICTION 16. Discursive Formation, Life Stories, and the Emergence of Co-dependency: Power/Knowledge and the Search for Identity by John S. Rice 17. Regulated Passion: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sex Addiction by Janice Irvine 18. Gambling and the Contradictions of Consumption: A Genealogy of the "Pathological" Subject by Gerda Reith 19. Governing (through) the Internet: Pathological Computer Use as Mobilized Knowledge by Lori Reed 20. Constraint theory: A Cognitive, Motivational Theory of Dependence by Richard Hammersley 21. The More the Merrier: A Multi-Sourced Model of Addiction by Velibor Kovac

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