DSW Rutgers Addiction Seminar

Culture, Anthropology, Ethnography: Addiction
These authors explore the social and cultural ideas and assumptions underlying addiction research and practice. My purpose here is to expose you to literature and thinking that you’ll not likely find among those committed to the party line. If we fail to read beyond the existing neuropharmaphantasy (my neologism) we are left with what I call the CE-Workshop approach. These are generally presented by practitioners committed to a singular approach or understanding. And more often than not the CE-Workshop approach to dissemination of knowledge is myopic and naive. I invite you to help me expand this list.

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Bourgois, P. (2000). Disciplining addictions: the bio-politics of methadone and heroin in the United States. Culture, medicine and psychiatry, 24(2), 165-195.
Bourgois, P. (1998). The moral economies of homeless heroin addicts: confronting ethnography, HIV risk, and everyday violence in San Francisco shooting encampments.
Substance use & misuse, 33(11), 2323-2351.
Carr, E. S. (2010).
Scripting addiction: The politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety. Princeton University Press.
Garcia, A. (2008). The elegiac addict: History, chronicity, and the melancholic subject.
Cultural Anthropology, 23(4), 718-746.
Garcia, A. (2010).
The pastoral clinic: Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande. University of California Press.
Garcia, A. (2014). Regeneration: love, drugs and the remaking of Hispano inheritance.
Social Anthropology, 22(2), 200-212.
Page, J. B., & Singer, M. (2010).
Comprehending drug use: Ethnographic research at the social margins. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Wright, A. G. (2012). Social defeat in recovery-oriented supported housing: Moral experience, stigma, and ideological resistance.
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 36(4), 660-678.
Mains, D., Hadley, C., & Tessema, F. (2013). Chewing over the future: khat consumption, anxiety, depression, and time among young men in Jimma, Ethiopia.
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 37(1), 111-130.
Biehl, J. G. (2011). Human pharmakon: The anthropology of technological lives.
In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood, 213-231.
Armstrong, E. M., & Abel, E. L. (2000). Fetal alcohol syndrome: the origins of a moral panic. Alcohol and alcoholism, 35(3), 276-282.
Chrzan, J. (2013).
Alcohol: social drinking in cultural context. London: Routledge.
Gusfield, J. R. (1984).
The culture of public problems: Drinking-driving and the symbolic order. University of Chicago Press
Reinarman, C. (1988). The social construction of an alcohol problem.
Theory and Society, 17(1), 91-120.
Spicer, P. (1997). Toward a (dys) functional anthropology of drinking: Ambivalence and the American Indian experience with alcohol.
Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 11(3), 306-323.
Hunt, G., Moloney, M., & Fazio, A. (2014). “A Cool Little Buzz”: Alcohol Intoxication in the Dance Club Scene.
Substance use & misuse, 49(8), 968-981.
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Schüll, N. D. (2012). Addiction by design: Machine gambling in Las Vegas. Princeton University Press.
Reith, G. (2007). Gambling and the Contradictions of Consumption A Genealogy of the “Pathological” Subject.
American behavioral scientist, 51(1), 33-55.
Lemon, J. (2002). Can we call behaviours addictive?.
Clinical psychologist,6(2), 44-49.
Belk, R. W. (2013). Extended self in a digital world. Journal of Consumer Research, 40(3), 477-500.
Weinstein, A., & Lejoyeux, M. (2010). Internet addiction or excessive internet use.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 36(5), 277-283.
Boyd, D. (2014).
It's complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press.
Brus, A. (2012). A young people's perspective on computer game addiction.
Addiction Research & Theory, 21(5), 365-375.