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By Merrill Singer,J Bryan Page

Drug clients tend to be portrayed as valueless slackers, burdens on society, and simply simple useless—culturally, morally, and economically. against this, this ebook argues that the social development of a few humans as lifeless is in truth super beneficial to other folks. prime clinical anthropologists Merrill Singer and J. Bryan web page examine media representations, drug coverage, and underlying social constructions to teach what industries and social sectors enjoy the criminalization, demonization, or even well known glamorization of addicts. Synthesizing a wide diversity of key literature and advancing leading edge arguments in regards to the social development of drug clients and their position in modern society, this e-book is a crucial contribution to public overall healthiness, clinical anthropology, pop culture, and similar fields.

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