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Neither Villain Nor Victim: Empowerment and Agency Among Women Substance Abusers (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

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Female drug addicts are often stereotyped either as promiscuous, lazy, and selfish, or as weak, scared, and trapped into addiction. These depictions typify the "pathology and powerlessness" narrative that has historically characterized popular and academic conversations about female substance abusers. Neither Villain Nor Victim attempts to correct these polarizing perspectives by presenting a critical feminist analysis of the drug world. By shifting the discussion to one centered on women's agency and empowerment, this book reveals the complex experiences and social relationships of women addicts.

Essays explore a range of topics, including the many ways that women negotiate the illicit drug world, how former drug addicts manage the more intimate aspects of their lives as they try to achieve abstinence, how women tend to use intervention resources more positively than their male counterparts, and how society can improve its response to female substance abusers by moving away from social controls (such as the criminalization of prostitution) and rehabilitative programs that have been shown to fail women in the long term.

Advancing important new perspectives about the position of women in the drug world, this book is essential reading in courses on women and crime, feminist theory, and criminal justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813542096
Author:
Anderson, Tammy
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Berger, Michele Tracy
Author:
Kelley, Margaret
Author:
Sommers, Ira
Author:
Ettore, Elizabeth
Author:
Gray, Alison
Author:
Baskin, Deborah
Author:
Tracy, Carol
Author:
Blankenship, Kim
Author:
Coontz, Phyllis
Author:
Mullins, Christopher
Author:
Anderson, Tammy L.
Author:
Katsulis, Yasmina
Author:
Greibel, Cate
Author:
Hartwell, Stephanie
Author:
Saum, Christine
Author:
Malloch, Margaret
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Female offenders
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
Women drug addicts
Subject:
Drug abuse -- Prevention.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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