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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs

Health and Society in Britain since the 1960s

Authors: Mold, A., Berridge, V.

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A unique exploration of the changing ideas about the place of voluntarism and health care within society in Britain since the 1960s. By considering the work of voluntary organisations with illegal drug users, the authors provide a lens through which wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society are examined.

About the authors

ALEX MOLD  is a lecturer in history at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also the author of Heroin: The Treatment of Addiction in Twentieth Century Britain, published by Northern Illinois University Press in 2008.

VIRGINIA BERRIDGE  is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health. She is the author of books and articles on the history of health with a focus on drugs, other substances, public health and health policy.

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'We are lucky that two such talented scholars, with such a wealth of knowledge in the field, have joined together to write this ambitious and analytically rich book.' Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph, Social History of Medicine, vol 24, no 3, December 2011


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mold, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The ‘Old’: Self-Help, Phoenix House and the Rehabilitation of Drug Users

    Mold, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • The ‘New’? New Social Movements and the Work of Release

    Mold, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Drug Voluntary Organisations and the State in the 1960s and 1970s

    Mold, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Rolling Back the State? The Central Funding Initiative for Drug Services

    Mold, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-52140-7
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Softcover $110.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs
Book Subtitle
Health and Society in Britain since the 1960s
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Alex Mold and Virginia Berridge
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27469-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230274693
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52140-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35630-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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