Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place (Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Series)

Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place (Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Series)

By: Matilda Hellman (editor), Alex Mold (editor), Karen Duke (editor), Virginia Berridge (editor)Paperback

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Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place presents fascinating new historical and social scientific research examining the temporal and spatial variations in the ways that addiction problems are understood and addressed in European societies. The book illustrates the changing and versatile nature of language use, of stakeholders concepts and ideas, and of the popular, professional and political discourse around addiction. The arguments that unfold concern the various cultural components invested in the ways in which the problems are viewed and addressed. A framework is presented for discussing these circumstances in view of current knowledge-based governance at a local, regional and global level. Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place is based on research from ALICE RAP (Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe, Reframing Addictions Project), a multidisciplinary European study of addictive substances, and behaviours in contemporary society. This is an essential resource for public health professionals, stakeholders influencing policy for addictive substances and behaviours, students, and academics looking to better understand the historical and geographical variations of addictive behaviours across in Europe and the role of stakeholder involvement in the construction of addiction prevention policy.

About Author

Matilda Hellman, PhD, adjunct professor in sociology, is an internationally recognized scholar specializing in concepts of and societal reactions to addictive behaviours. She has successfully managed and coordinated international studies since 2005, and has developed comparative designs for the study of cultural aspects of lifestyle and health. She is director of the Center for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG) at the University of Helsinki and in 2015-2016 she holds a university lectureship at the University of Tampere. Hellman has published extensively, edited anthologies and worked as editor for several scientific journals. She works as a consultant for the Finnish National Institute for Welfare and Health. Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has published widely on the history of illicit drugs, smoking, and alcohol and has worked in both historical and non-historical settings. She is senior editor for History for Addiction and President of the Alcohol and Drug History Society. She has managed programmes of research funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council and other funding bodies. Virginia is also the author of Demons: Our changing attitudes to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs (OUP, 2013). Karen Duke is Associate Professor at Middlesex University, UK. She is a criminologist and policy analyst specialising in research on the development of drugs and alcohol policy and the interfaces with the criminal justice system. She has conducted drugs related research and consultancy for the Home Office, Department of Health, the former Central Drugs Co-ordination Unit (Cabinet Office), and the Royal Society for the Arts. She is one of the Editors in Chief of the journal, Drugs: education, prevention, and policy. Alex Mold is a historian with research interests in post-war British public health. She has worked on the history of heroin addiction treatment, the role of voluntary organisations around illegal drugs and the development of patient consumerism. Alex currently holds a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities New Investigator Award, which is concerned with the place of the public in public health in Britain since 1948.



Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198737797
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780198737797
  • weight: 384
  • ISBN10: 0198737793

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