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Published June, 2015
By Jennifer Murphy
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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Is drug addiction a disease that can be treated, or is it a crime that should be punished? In her probing study, Illness or Deviance?, Jennifer Murphy investigates the various perspectives on addiction, and how society has myriad ways of handling it-incarcerating some drug users while putting others in treatment. Illness or Deviance? highlights the confusion and contradictions about labeling addiction. Murphy's fieldwork in a drug court and an outpatient drug treatment facility yields fascinating insights, such as how courts and treatment centers both enforce the "disease" label of addiction, yet their management tactics overlap treatment with "therapeutic punishment." The "addict" label is a result not just of using drugs, but also of being a part of the drug lifestyle, by selling drugs. In addition, Murphy observes that drug courts and treatment facilities benefit economically from their cooperation, creating a very powerful institutional arrangement. Murphy contextualizes her findings within theories of medical sociology as well as criminology to identify the policy implications of a medicalized view of addiction.

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Published June, 2015
By Jennifer Murphy
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Rating:

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Is drug addiction a disease that can be treated, or is it a crime that should be punished? In her probing study, Illness or Deviance?, Jennifer Murphy investigates the various perspectives on addiction, and how society has myriad ways of handling it-incarcerating some drug users while putting others in treatment. Illness or Deviance? highlights the confusion and contradictions about labeling addiction. Murphy's fieldwork in a drug court and an outpatient drug treatment facility yields fascinating insights, such as how courts and treatment centers both enforce the "disease" label of addiction, yet their management tactics overlap treatment with "therapeutic punishment." The "addict" label is a result not just of using drugs, but also of being a part of the drug lifestyle, by selling drugs. In addition, Murphy observes that drug courts and treatment facilities benefit economically from their cooperation, creating a very powerful institutional arrangement. Murphy contextualizes her findings within theories of medical sociology as well as criminology to identify the policy implications of a medicalized view of addiction.

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Published September, 2013
By Karla A. Erickson
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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As we live longer and die slower and differently than our ancestors, we have come to rely more and more on end-of-life caregivers. These workers navigate a changing landscape of old age and death that many of us have little preparation to encounter. How We Die Now is an absorbing and sensitive investigation of end-of-life issues from the perspectives of patients, relatives, medical professionals, and support staff. Karla Erickson immersed herself in the daily life of workers and elders in a Midwestern community for over two years to explore important questions around the theme of \u201chow we die now.\u201d She moves readers through and beyond the many fears that attend the social condition of old age and reveals the pleasures of living longer and the costs of slower, sometimes senseless ways of dying. For all of us who are grappling with the \u201celder boom,\u201d How We Die Now offers new ways of thinking about our longer lives.

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Published September, 2013
By Karla A. Erickson
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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As we live longer and die slower and differently than our ancestors, we have come to rely more and more on end-of-life caregivers. These workers navigate a changing landscape of old age and death that many of us have little preparation to encounter. How We Die Now is an absorbing and sensitive investigation of end-of-life issues from the perspectives of patients, relatives, medical professionals, and support staff. Karla Erickson immersed herself in the daily life of workers and elders in a Midwestern community for over two years to explore important questions around the theme of \u201chow we die now.\u201d She moves readers through and beyond the many fears that attend the social condition of old age and reveals the pleasures of living longer and the costs of slower, sometimes senseless ways of dying. For all of us who are grappling with the \u201celder boom,\u201d How We Die Now offers new ways of thinking about our longer lives.

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Published August, 2012
By Patricia Morris
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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How veterinarians and pet owners manage companion animal euthanasia.

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Published July, 2012
By Patricia Morris
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How veterinarians and pet owners manage companion animal euthanasia.

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Published April, 2012
By Susan J. Shaw
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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An analysis of local struggles over community health as a window into governance, citizenship, and identity formation.

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Published April, 2012
By Susan J. Shaw
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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An analysis of local struggles over community health as a window into governance, citizenship, and identity formation.

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Published April, 2012
By Lisa C. Ruchti
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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A detailed ethnography exploring the professional skill of intimate care in nursing.

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Published February, 2012
By Lisa C. Ruchti
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
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A detailed ethnography exploring the professional skill of intimate care in nursing.

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