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The Sociology of American Drug Use

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Synopsis:

Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use in American society. The organization of "The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the text for sociology and criminology programs, and at the same time provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use. Much of this material comes Faupel's own research experience among street heroin addicts on the east coast. Throughout several of the chapters there is an "ethnographer's perspective" on the specific issues addressed, while at the same time maintaining a focus on the basics in this substantive field.e field.

About the Author

Charles E. Faupel is Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1981. He researches primarily in the areas of criminology, with a special emphasis on drug use, and in the sociology of the environment. He is author/editor of five other books, including Shooting Dope: Career Patterns of Hard-Core Heroin Users, published by the University of Florida Press. Dr. Faupel has also published in numerous sociology journals, including Social Problems, Social Forces, Sociological Spectrum, Qualitative Sociology and Urban Life (now Journal of Contemporary Ethnography). He is also currently editor of Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociological society. Avocationally, he has recently become involved in research on country music careers.Alan Horowitz is an associate professor of sociology with the University of Delaware’s Parallel Program, a position he has held for more than twenty years. His graduate work in sociology was completed at the University of Delaware. This is his first book-length publication. He has published previously in the journals Social Forces, Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and others. He has been nominated for the University of Delaware’s “Excellence in Teaching” and “Excellence in Undergraduate Advisement” awards and has twice won an award for “Teaching Adult Students” from the Division of Continuing Education. His areas of teaching and research interest are the sociology of deviance, the sociology of drug use, and the sociology of law.iology of law.iology of law.Greg S. Weaver is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Auburn University, a position held since 1997. Greg completed his PhD in Sociology in 1997 from the University of Nebraska. He is a former probation officer with the Florida Department of Corrections. His primary research interests focus on lethal violence and substance use. Major publications include articles in Deviant Behavior, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (forthcoming), The Journal of Social Psychology, and Sociological Inquiry (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Section 1: A Sociological Approach to Drug Use

Chapter 1: The Sociological Study of Drug Use

Chapter 2: A Brief History of Drugs in America

Chapter 3: Classifying Psychoactive Drugs

Chapter 4: Theoretical Explanations for Drug Use

Chapter 5: Subcultures of Drug Use

Chapter 6: Official and Unofficial Data Sources

Section 2: Social Correlates of Drug Use

Chapter 7: Demographic and Occupational Correlates of Drug Use

Chapter 8: Health Correlates of Drug Use

Chapter 9: Drugs and the Economy

Chapter 10: Drugs, Crime and Violence

Section 3: Societal Responses to Drug Use

Chapter 11: Legal Responses to Drug Use: Prohibition, Decriminalization and Legalization

Chapter 12: Therapeutic Responses to Drug Use: Drug Treatment

Chapter 13: Preemptive Responses to Drug Use: Drug Education and Drug Testing

Chapter 14: Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072406832
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Location:
Boston
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Faupel, Horowitz Weaver
Author:
Faupel, Charles
Author:
Horowitz, Alan M.
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Horowitz, Alan
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Weaver, Greg
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Faupel, Charles E.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Drug abuse -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Substance abuse -- Social aspects.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
44
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9.02x7.40x.81 in. 1.77 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Crime » General

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"Synopsis" by , Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use in American society. The organization of "The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the text for sociology and criminology programs, and at the same time provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use. Much of this material comes Faupel's own research experience among street heroin addicts on the east coast. Throughout several of the chapters there is an "ethnographer's perspective" on the specific issues addressed, while at the same time maintaining a focus on the basics in this substantive field.e field.
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