Addiction Trajectories (Experimental futures : technological by Eugene Raikhel,William Garriott

By Eugene Raikhel,William Garriott

Bringing anthropological views to endure on habit, the members to this significant assortment spotlight the contingency of dependancy as a class of human wisdom and adventure. in keeping with ethnographic study performed in websites from alcohol therapy clinics in Russia to Pentecostal dependancy ministries in Puerto Rico, the essays are associated via the participants' awareness to the dynamics—including the cultural, medical, felony, non secular, own, and social—that form the which means of "addiction" particularly settings. They learn the way it is known and skilled between execs operating within the felony justice method of a rural West Virginia neighborhood; Hispano citizens of latest Mexico's Espanola Valley, the place the speed of heroin overdose is without doubt one of the maximum within the usa; homeless girls partaking in an outpatient dependancy remedy software within the Midwest; machine-gaming addicts in Las Vegas, etc. The collection's editors recommend "addiction trajectories" as an invaluable rubric for studying the altering meanings of habit throughout time, position, associations, and person lives. Pursuing 3 fundamental trajectories, the participants exhibit how habit comes into being as an item of information, a domain of healing intervention, and a resource of subjective experience.

. Nancy D. Campbell, E. Summerson Carr, Angela Garcia, William Garriott, Helena Hansen, Anne M. Lovell, Emily Martin, Todd Meyers, Eugene Raikhel, A. Jamie Saris, Natasha Dow Schüll

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