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The Resource Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women, Miriam Boeri

Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women, Miriam Boeri

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Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women
Title
Women on ice
Title remainder
methamphetamine use among suburban women
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Boeri
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Methamphetamine (ice, speed, crystal, shard) has been called epidemic in the United States. Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women. This book studies exclusively the lives of women who use the drug and its effects on their families. In-depth interviews with women in the suburban counties of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. chronicle the details of their initiation into methamphetamine, the turning points into problematic drug use, and for a few, their escape from lives veering out of control. Their life course and drug careers are analyzed in relation to the intersecting influences of social roles, relationships, social/political structures, and political trends. Examining the effects of punitive drug policy, inadequate social services, and looming public health risks, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, the book gives voice to women silenced by shame. Here the author introduces new and developing concepts in the field of addiction studies and proposes policy changes to more broadly implement initiatives that address the problems these women face. She asserts that if we are concerned that the war on drugs is a war on drug users, this book will alert us that it is also a war on suburban families
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boeri, Miriam
Dewey number
362.29/952082091733
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5824.W6
LC item number
W64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 B-271
  • WM 275
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Women drug addicts
  • Drug addiction
  • Methamphetamine
  • Amphetamine-Related Disorders
  • Women
  • Drug Users
  • Drug addiction
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Women drug addicts
  • Women
  • Femmes
  • Méthamphétamine
  • Toxicomanes
Label
Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women, Miriam Boeri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methamphetamine : the perfect drug for suburban women -- Ethnographic research : exploring methamphetamine use in the suburbs -- The gendered drug career : initiation and progression in methamphetamine use -- Gendered lives : combining work and family with drug-using roles -- Gendered risks : health and infectious diseases -- Gendered risks : violence and crime -- The revolving door : treatment, recovery, and relapse -- Policy implications
Control code
ocn786002482
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780813554594
Lccn
2012012096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813554594
  • (OCoLC)786002482
Label
Women on ice : methamphetamine use among suburban women, Miriam Boeri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methamphetamine : the perfect drug for suburban women -- Ethnographic research : exploring methamphetamine use in the suburbs -- The gendered drug career : initiation and progression in methamphetamine use -- Gendered lives : combining work and family with drug-using roles -- Gendered risks : health and infectious diseases -- Gendered risks : violence and crime -- The revolving door : treatment, recovery, and relapse -- Policy implications
Control code
ocn786002482
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780813554594
Lccn
2012012096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813554594
  • (OCoLC)786002482

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