Gendering Addiction

The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World

  • Nancy D. Campbell
  • Elizabeth Ettorre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Making Gender Matter: Drug-Using Women, Embodiment, and the Epistemologies of Ignorance

  3. Reinventing the Wheel

  4. Gendering the Governing Mentalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-124
    2. Nancy D. Campbell, Elizabeth Ettorre
      Pages 125-156
    3. Nancy D. Campbell, Elizabeth Ettorre
      Pages 182-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-253

About this book


This study, by two leading scholars in the field, draws on feminist theory and science and technology studies to uncover a basic injustice for the human rights of drug-using women: most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK do not get it. Why not?


addiction alcohol feminism gender human rights politics women

Authors and affiliations

  • Nancy D. Campbell
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Ettorre
    • 2
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
  2. 2.University of Liverpool, University of PlymouthUK

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