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.

Cultural Studies Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol

Cultural Studies Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol

Cultural studies approaches to drugs and alcohol
Kane RaceRebecca Brown


As an interdisciplinary space that draws quite liberally on the methods of established disciplines – philosophy, sociology, semiotics, anthropology, history, education and literary criticism among them – the heterogeneity of what takes place under the sign of cultural studies can make it difficult to pin down as a coherent field. Emerging in the 1970s as part of a critical project that sought to investigate the political implications and opportunities of the social upheavals and transformations of post-war Britain, the field has expanded internationally to become a major source of theoretical and critical innovation at the forefront of the new humanities, even while its institutional status and academic legitimacy can ...

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