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Gendering Addiction

The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Making Gender Matter: Drug-Using Women, Embodiment, and the Epistemologies of Ignorance

  3. Reinventing the Wheel

  4. Gendering the Governing Mentalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-124
    2. Nancy D. Campbell, Elizabeth Ettorre
      Pages 125-156
    3. Nancy D. Campbell, Elizabeth Ettorre
      Pages 182-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-253

About this book


This study, by two leading scholars in the field, draws on feminist theory and science and technology studies to uncover a basic injustice for the human rights of drug-using women: most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK do not get it. Why not?


addiction alcohol feminism gender human rights politics women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
  2. 2.University of Liverpool, University of PlymouthUK

About the authors

NANCY CAMPBELL is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, USA. She focuses on intersections between history of science, drug policy and gender studies.
ELIZABETH ETTORRE is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has also written, Revisioning Women and Drug Use.

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