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From witches to crack moms : women, drug law, and policy

Author: Susan C Boyd
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a critical feminist analysis of the impact drug law and policy have on women in the U.S. compared with women in Britain and Canada. In order to illuminate the connections between the regulation of illegal drug use in Western liberal states and non-Western states, the drug war's impact on women and indigenous peoples in Colombia is also addressed."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyd, Susan C., 1953-
From witches to crack moms.
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607053324
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Boyd
ISBN: 0890891273 9780890891278
OCLC Number: 53289631
Description: xxiv, 367 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Myths and ideologies --
A feminist sociological perspective --
Social control --
Social construction and feminist research --
Sexuality, the family, and mothering --
1. Women and illegal and legal drugs --
Drugs : what are they? --
A brief history of drug regulation and women --
Witch hunts --
The gin craze --
Colonization and the regulation of altered states of consciousness --
The regulation of coca --
Western drug use : women's use of opiate remedies --
Marijuana and cocaine use --
Women's drug use : a personal matter --
Temperance ideology --
Ideological overlap between the anti-opiate and prohibition movement --
Contemporary drug regulation --
Drug regulation since the 1950s --
Legal drugs : tobacco, alcohol, and prescribed drugs --
Tobacco --
Alcohol --
Prescribed drugs --
Feminist research --
SSRI prescribing and the disciplinary society --
The legal/illegal divide --
Advertising and profit --
Resistance --
Contemporary drug use rates --
Canadian drug trends --
British drug trends --
The diversity of drug use --
2. The medical, legal, and moral regulation of women --
The regulation of reproduction --
Medicalization --
A social model of health --
Pregnancy and drugs --
Maternal drug use and infant doping : a historical perspective --
Identifying pregnant women who use drugs and drug testing --
Neonatal abstinence syndrome --
Cocaine and pregnancy --
Narcotics and pregnancy --
Tobacco and pregnancy --
Alcohol use and pregnancy --
Marijuana and cultural factors --
Risk categories --
The criminalization of pregnancy : maternal-state conflicts --
Civil child welfare law --
Nongovernment initiatives --
Alternative maternity services --
Glasgow --
Liverpool --
Manchester --
Resistance in the U.S. --
Conclusion --
3. Welfare regulation of women --
Welfare regulation --
Fitness to parent --
Welfare reform in the U.S. --
Women regulating women --
Women, welfare, and illegal drugs in the U.S. --
Section 15 --
HUD housing --
Welfare in Canada --
Sunny Hill Hospital --
Apprehension of the fetus --
Welfare and illegal drug use in Britain --
Conclusion. 4. A sociological perspective of drug use and treatment --
Historical background --
Alternative views --
Negative drug use --
Feminism and drug treatment --
Women's experience of treatment in North America --
Treatment goals --
The drug treatment industry and diversity --
Harm reduction --
Alternative-treatment options --
Drug courts --
History of the drug courts --
Cost effectiveness of drug courts --
Gender and cultural factors --
Widening the net of social control --
Drug courts in Canada --
Coerced-treatment replaces voluntary-treatment options --
Conclusion --
5. Women in conflict with the law --
Arrest rates and imprisonment of women in Britain, Canada, and the U.S. --
Women in Britain --
Women in Canada --
Women in the U.S. --
Conflict with the law --
Women, prostitution, and drug dealing --
Racial profiling --
Gendered drug law in the U.S. --
Drug conspiracy and drug couriers --
Plea bargaining --
Asset seizures and the impact on women --
Drug war refugees --
Prison and the regulation of women --
The emergence of the prison --
The war on drugs and the restructuring of prisons --
Search teams --
Drug testing in prison --
Health care and legal drugging --
Drug treatment --
HIV and prison --
Methadone in prison --
Pregnancy and the use of restraints --
Mothering --
Tearing apart the family and community, and visiting prisons --
Release --
Further obstacles --
The prison industry --
Resistance --
6. U.S. international policy and the war in Colombia --
U.S. and CIA intervention and international drug policy --
Narcoterrorism --
United States federal drug policy --
The civil war in Colombia --
Plan Colombia --
The displacement of indigenous peoples --
Women's resistance to violence in Colombia --
Further justification for foreign intervention --
Victim nation --
7. Road to social justice --
Legalization.
Responsibility: Susan C. Boyd.

Abstract:

"This book provides a critical feminist analysis of the impact drug law and policy have on women in the U.S. compared with women in Britain and Canada. In order to illuminate the connections between the regulation of illegal drug use in Western liberal states and non-Western states, the drug war's impact on women and indigenous peoples in Colombia is also addressed."--Jacket.

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