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Reconstructing and reporting the history of a social problem is always a difficult and speculative enterprise. Substantial areas of the problem may never have been recorded because they were covert or concealed. Those unknown areas form an uncertain context for interpreting the residue that was intentionally or unwittingly left for others to examine. The residue itself is composed of contributions made by people who were often engaged in masking or transforming the possible significance of what they were doing. The worlds of legislators, control agents, and deviants tend to be complex, ambiguous, and marked by internal contradiction. They revolve around practices that are variously discredited or discreditable; designed for very diverse audiences; expressly public or intensely private; and shaped by conflicting, perhaps irreconcilable, imperatives and principles. Each practice assumes a different meaning when it is individually evaluated. Only a few facets of such worlds will ever become visible, they are politically laden, and those facets that can be inspected must be treated circumspectly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412821995
Publisher:
Transaction Books
Subject:
Drug abuse
Edited by:
Paul Elliott Rock
Author:
Rock, Paul Elliott
Author:
Paul Elliott Rock
Subject:
Narcotics, control of
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Drug abuse -- United States.
Subject:
Drug control--United States
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1977
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
331

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pharmacology
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Social Work

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