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Keane, Helen (2002) What's wrong with addiction? Melbourne: Melbourne University Press .

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction: What's wrong with addiction?
1. The substance of drugs
2. Reading the signs of disorder: Diagnosing dependence
3. Further and further from the normal world: The addicted self
4. Smoking, addiction and time
5. Disorders of eating and the healthy diet: How to eat well 6. Sex and love addiction: The ethics and erotics of intimacy
7. The recovery habit
8. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Keane examines the ambiguities in medical science's quest to construct addiction in chemical and biological terms, revealing the strains in the oppositions between disease and health, and addiction and normality. She demonstrates how these strains have become more insistent as the net of addiction has spread wider, moving beyond chemical substances to other problems of consumption and conduct such as compulsive eating and sex addiction. The book also critically examines the ideals of health, freedom, and happiness found in popular self-help literature, suggesting that it is the practices of self-surveillance and self-interrogation promoted in recovery guides which actually produce the inner self as an object of concern.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances, Tobacco / Nicotine, Behavioural addiction
Date
2002
Call No
GC2
Pages
viii,
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication
Melbourne
ISBN
0-522-84991-1
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and an index.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4200 (Available)
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