Substance and Substitution: Methadone Subjects in Liberal Societies

Substance and Substitution: Methadone Subjects in Liberal Societies

by S. Fraser, K. Valentine


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Located between three powerful phenomena, public health, the law and social stigma, methadone maintenance treatment attracts loyal advocates, vociferous critics and innumerable engaged onlookers. This book aims to examine the controversial approach to addiction, providing in the process a unique approach to literature on illicit drugs

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ISBN-13: 9780230019980
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr SUZANNE FRASER, Lecturer, Monash University, Australia.
Dr KYLIE VALENTINE, Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Substitution, Metaphor and Authenticity 2 Governing Treatment 3 The Chronotope of the Queue 4 Treatment Identities 5 Repetition and Rupture: The Gender of Agency Conclusion: Dependence, Contingency and the Productivity of Problems

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