New PDF release: Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of

By Allison McKim

ISBN-10: 081358762X

ISBN-13: 9780813587622

ISBN-10: 0813587638

ISBN-13: 9780813587639

After many years of the yank “war on medicines” and constant felony enlargement, political officers are ultimately not easy mass incarceration. Many element to an it seems that promising way to lessen the felony inhabitants: dependancy treatment.
 
In Addicted to Rehab, Bard collage sociologist Allison McKim offers an in-depth and cutting edge ethnographic account of 2 such rehab courses for girls, one situated within the legal justice process and one situated within the deepest healthcare system—two very alternative ways of defining and treating dependancy. McKim’s ebook indicates how dependancy rehab displays the race, category, and gender politics of the punitive flip. consequently, dependancy has develop into a racialized classification that has reorganized the hyperlink among punishment and welfare provision. whereas reformers desire that remedy will provide a substitute for punishment and aid girls, McKim argues that the framework of dependancy additional stigmatizes criminalized ladies and undermines our ability to problem gendered subordination. Her research eventually unearths a two-tiered procedure, bifurcated through race and sophistication.  
 

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