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Revisioning Women and Drug Use

Gender, Power and the Body


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elizabeth Ettorre
    Pages 36-53
  3. Elizabeth Ettorre
    Pages 71-89
  4. Elizabeth Ettorre
    Pages 90-106
  5. Elizabeth Ettorre
    Pages 107-123
  6. Elizabeth Ettorre
    Pages 124-140
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-166

About this book


This 'landmark' text by one of the most respected researchers in drug use considers the issues surrounding the gendering of drug use, and within this looks critically at two approaches - the classical and postmodern. Ettorre examines the idea of a drug-using society and the implications this holds for social inequality and exclusion.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

ELIZABETH ETTORRE is Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University, UK. She has taught and researched in the USA, Finland and the UK and holds honorary appointments at the universities of Exeter, Helsinki, Abo Academy University and the Institute of Scientific Analysis. Her research interests include women's studies, substance use, health and illness, and ethics.

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