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Discovering Addiction brings the history of human and animal experimentation in addiction science into the present with a wealth of archival research and dozens of oral-history interviews with addiction researchers. Professor Campbell examines the birth of addiction science---the National Academy of Sciences's project to find a pharmacological fix for narcotics addiction in the late 1930s---and then explores the human and primate experimentation involved in the succeeding studies of the "opium problem," revealing how addiction science became "brain science" by the 1990s.

Psychoactive drugs have always had multiple personalities---some cause social problems; others solve them---and the study of these drugs involves similar contradictions. Discovering Addiction enriches discussions of bioethics by exploring controversial topics, including the federal prison research that took place in the 1970s---a still unresolved debate that continues to divide the research community---and the effect of new rules regarding informed consent and the calculus of risk and benefit. This fascinating volume is both an informative history and a thought-provoking guide that asks whether it is possible to differentiate between ethical and unethical research by looking closely at how science is made.

Nancy D. Campbell is Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the author of Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy, and Social Justice.

"Compelling and original, lively and engaging---Discovering Addiction opens up new ways of thinking about drug policy as well as the historical discourses of addiction."
---Carol Stabile, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. A Note on Sources
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  1. A Note on Interviews
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Contents
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Acknowledgments
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  1. Chapter 1. Framing the “Opium Problem”: Protoscientific Concepts of Addiction
  2. pp. 12-28
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - A Note on Sources
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  1. Chapter 2. Creatures of Habit: Feeding the “Junkie Monkeys” of Michigan
  2. pp. 29-53
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - A Note on Interviews
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  1. Chapter 3. “A New Deal for the Drug Addict”: Addiction Research Moves to Lexington, Kentucky
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Introduction
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  1. Image Plates
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  1. Chapter 4. “The Man with the Syringe”: Pain and Pleasure in the Experimental Situation
  2. pp. 83-112
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  1. Chapter 5. “The Tightrope between Coercion and Seduction”: Characterizing the Ethos of Addiction Research at Lexington
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. Chapter 6. “The Great Hue and Cry”: Prison Reform and the Ethics of Human Subjects Research
  2. pp. 143-177
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  1. Chapter 7. “The Behavior Is Always Right”: Behavioral Pharmacology Comes of Age
  2. pp. 178-199
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  1. Chapter 8. “The Hijacked Brain”: Reimagining Addiction
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Notes
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 263-286
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Conclusion
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  1. Index
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Notes
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Selected Bibliography
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  1. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research - Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472901159
Related ISBN(s)
9780472116102, 9780472126293
MARC Record
OCLC
1103516842
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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