Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy, and Social Justice

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 8, 2000 - Social Science - 256 pages
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From the 1950s 'girl junkie' to the 1990s 'crack mom', Using Women investigates how the cultural representations of women drug users have defined America's drug policies in this century. In analyzing the public's continued fear, horror and outrage wrought by the specter of women using drugs, Nancy Campbell demonstrates the importance that public opinion and popular culture have played in regulating women's lives. The book will chronicle the history of women and drug use, provide a critical policy analysis of the government's drug policies and offer recommendations for the direction our current drug policies should take. Using Women includes such chapters as 'Sex, Drugs and Race in the Age of Dope'; 'Regulating Adolescents in the Postwar US'; 'Fifties Femininity'; and 'Regulating Maternal Instinct'.

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Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett are sisters who share the passion of healthy mothering. They both have large boisterous families and love to experiment in the kitchen on ways to best nourish their families and stay slim and healthy in the process. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, they have been entertaining thousands of people since they were just children with their musical talent and sincere charm. Since moving to the US, Serene and Pearl have been successful recording artists, songwriters, speakers mothers and wives. Now they are authors of the best-selling book "Trim Healthy Mama," and owners of their own publishing company, Welby Street Press. Their mother Nancy Campbell, mother of nine herself and grandmother of over 40 grandchildren, dedicates her life to strengthening and encouraging the mothers of the world. She speaks at weekend retreats and seminars for women and also publishes a magazine to encourage wives, mothers, and homemakers. This magazine goes all over the world and has been in circulation for 37 years. Meadow Barrett, Pearl's daughter and Nancy's grand-daughter is also a singer and writer.

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