With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

The Increasing Visibility of Gender in the Alcohol and Drug Fields

The Increasing Visibility of Gender in the Alcohol and Drug Fields

The increasing visibility of gender in the alcohol and drug fields
Geoffrey HuntTamar AntinJeanett BjnnessElizabeth Ettorre


All too often, reviews of the literature examine past and current research as though the research had been wholly developed in an intellectual environment free of any social, economic, or political influences. We know this is not so: research topics and interests are guided as much by contemporary social and cultural pressures as by theoretical paradigms. To understand developments within any research area, it is essential to consider not only the conceptual heritage (i.e. theoretical developments) that have taken place but also the dominant cultural perspectives of the researchers themselves and the diverse social, political, and cultural contexts in ...

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