Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Crack in America : Demon Drugs and Social Justice - 97 edition

Crack in America : Demon Drugs and Social Justice (ISBN10: 0520202422; ISBN13: 9780520202429)
ISBN13: 978-0520202429
ISBN10: 0520202422

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520202412
ISBN10: 0520202414

Summary: "Thoroughly researched and expertly written. . . the definitive book on crack."--In These Times

"The editors and authors have produced an important work in the ongoing debate about the effect and efficacy of U.S. drug policy. Authoritative in its analysis and comprehensive in its embrace, this work will contribute importantly to the policy debate. A must-read for anybody concerned about developing a strategy to improve the health and well-be ...show moreing of our communities." -- Ronald Dellums, Member of Congress

"Crack in America is a devastating, sad, angry, though always scholarly book about the many failures of our national drug policy. The contributors make a convincing case that America is unable to solve the problems associated with crack because it is unwilling to deal with extreme economic and racial inequality except by stigmatizing and punishing the unequal. The book is of urgent importance--a powerfully persuasive and illuminating inquiry about America. I wish it could be required reading for the White House and all the agencies responsible for the country's drug problems."--Herbert J. Gans, Columbia University

"Indispensable for understanding the real roots of hard drug abuse in America's inner cities. It shows brilliantly how our drug policies have made our drug problem worse and points the way out of the drug war morass. A passionate and ultimately hopeful book."--Kurt Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore

"Crack in America accurately and forcefully examines in detail the myth and the reality of crack. It is a must-read for any American concerned about drugs in our society and for any reader valuing honesty and scholarship compellingly presented."-- Robert W. Sweet, U.S. District Judge

"A penetrating analysis by a variety of scholars which explodes many of the government propagated myths regarding crack cocaine."-- Joseph D. McNamara, Stanford University

"Reinarman, Levine and their colleagues bring a keen sociological sensibility to their analysis of our contemporary moral panic. These essays make clear that crack policy is more the problem than the so-called crack epidemic. And they go on to disentangle the intricate ways in which American culture and economy, and particularly our racism, classicism and sexism, are implicated both in the use of crack and its repression."-- Frances Fox Piven, Dept. of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

"Scholarly, lucid, and readable. . .the most original and thoughtful analysis of the American crack panic. The contributors demonstrate compellingly the relationship between social justice and public health."--Lester Grinspoon, MD., Harvard Medical School

"An immensely rich book and an extraordinary source of information. . . . Since crack is not only America's but the world's latest demon drug, and since rational alternatives to repression are at the order of the day the world over, the book is indispensable reading for concerned students, scholars, politicians, and citizens everywhere."--Henner Hess, Goethe-Universitat (Frankfurt, Germany


Crack in America is the definitive book on crack cocaine. In reinterpreting the crack story, it offers new understandings of both drug addiction and drug prohibition. It shows how crack use arose in the face of growing unemployment, poverty, racism, and shrinking social services. It places crack in its historical context-as the latest in a long line of demonized drugs-and it examines the crack scare as a phenomenon in its own right. Most important, it uses crack and the crack scare as windows onto America's larger drug and drug policy problems.

Written by a team of veteran drug researchers in medicine, law, and the social sciences, this book provides the most comprehensive, penetrating, and original analysis of the crack problem to date. It reviews the social pharmacology of crack and offers rich ethnographic case studies of crack binging, addiction, and sales. It explores crack's different impacts on whites, blacks, the middle class, and the poor, and explains why crack was always much less of a problem in other countries such as Canada, Australia, and The Netherlands.

Crack in America helps readers understand why the United States has the most repressive, expensive, and yet least effective drug policy in the Western world. It discusses the ways politicians and the media generated the crack scare as the centerpiece of the War on Drugs. It catalogues the costs of the War on Drugs for civil liberties, situates crack use and sales in the political economy of the inner cities in the 1980s, and shows how the drug war led to the most massive wave of imprisonment in U.S. history. Finally, it explains why the failures of drug prohibition have led to the emergence of the harm reduction movement and other opposition forces that are changing the face of U.S. drug policy.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 09/01/1997
International: No

View Author Bio



List Price: $33.95
Used $16.98
Used
Save $16.97 (50%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 2 hours and 54 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New $25.46
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $2.44

24 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Crack in America : Demon Drugs and Social Justice
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (24)  |  New (7)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (7)  |  Acceptable (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$16.98
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$25.46
FREE! s/h

New
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for FREE! Brand new book. Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$31.20
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$2.44
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Blue Cloud Books
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.54
This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.
$2.44
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Seattle Goodwill WA
Seattle, WA
Seller Rating: 4.7
1997 Paperback Fair Highlighting inside book.
$2.57
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.5
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$9.74
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Bedford
Bedford, TX
Seller Rating: 5
1997 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$11.84
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Campus_Bookstore
Fayetteville, AR
Seller Rating: 4.16
Used - Good 0th Edition May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Ships same or next day. Expedited shipping takes 2-3 business days; standard shipping takes 4-1 ...show more4 business days. ...show less
$12.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Midtown Scholar Bookstore PA
Harrisburg, PA
Seller Rating: 4.73
9-1-97 Paperback VERY GOOD Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice! 1.14.
$12.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Midtown Scholar Bookstore PA
Harrisburg, PA
Seller Rating: 4.73
9-1-97 Paperback FINE Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice! 1.14.
$15.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Cellar Stories Bookstore RI
Providence, RI
Seller Rating: 4.88
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1997 Paperback Good Demon Drugs and Social Justice. 388 pp., 8vo. Paperback. Covers rubbed w/ some soiling & few scratches. Front cover & front matter creased to top c ...show moreorner; overlapping price stickers to back cover. Mild edgewear; mild soiling to spine & textblock edges. Spine creased w/ opening to first signature; binding otherwise tight & textblock intact. ...show less
$15.86
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
chpbooks
west hills, CA
Seller Rating: 5
Paperback Very good Gently used, Spotless, Intact with some stocking creases Satisfaction Guarantee Next-Day shipping, Refund guaranteed if not satisfied or not as described, contact ASAP we will s ...show moreolve problem in 24 hour 100% guarantee. Book only doesn't include any accessories' CD-ROM, DVD, INFOTRAC. ...show less
$16.98
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close