The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

4,28 valoración promedio
( 71 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780199588718: The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit
Review:

Alexander's watershed study could not be more timely. Mainstream commentators, who are now grasping for explanations for an epidemic of dangerous addictions, will find it indispensible. Catholic Herald This immensely important and original book will completely reframe your understanding of the wider social, historical, economic and cultural context of addiction The Scientific and Medical Network This is, without a doubt, the most intriguing and painstaking book on addiction I have read for some time..."The Globalisation of Addiction" is scholarly, meticulously researched, passionately critical of the free-market economy, biased, speculative, selective, and quite wonderful...highly recommended...this is one of the most remarkable addiction texts of the decade. John B. Davies, Addiction Research and Theory This fascinating and unique book explores the problem of addiction using a nontraditional approach...a refreshing look at an age-old problem. Doody's Notes This is, without a doubt, the most intriguing and painstaking book on addiction I have read for some time..."The Globalisation of Addiction" is scholarly, meticulously researched, passionately critical of the free-market economy, biased, speculative, selective, and quite wonderful...highly recommended...this is one of the most remarkable addiction texts of the decade. John B. Davies, Addiction Research and Theory

From the Publisher:

'The Globalization of Addiction' presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction.
Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its prevalence differs dramatically between societies. For example, it can be quite rare in a society for centuries, and then become common when a tribal culture is destroyed or a highly developed civilization collapses. When addiction becomes commonplace in a society, people become addicted not only to alcohol and drugs, but to a thousand other destructive pursuits: money, power, dysfunctional relationships, or video games. A social perspective on addiction does not deny individual differences in vulnerability to addiction, but it removes them from the foreground of attention, because social determinants are more powerful.
This book shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a falling civilisation are also built into today's globalizing free-market society. A free-market society is magnificently productive, but it subjects people to irresistible pressures towards individualism and competition, tearing rich and poor alike from the close social and spiritual ties that normally constitute human life. People adapt to their dislocation by finding the best substitutes for a sustaining social and spiritual life that they can, and addiction serves this function all too well.
The book argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one. Such a solution would not put the doctors, psychologists, social workers, policemen, and priests out of work, but it would incorporate their practices in a larger social project. The project is to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of them would not need to fill their inner void with addictions.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Globalization of Addiction presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its prevalence differs dramatically between societies. For example, it can be quite rare in a society for centuries, and then become common when a tribal culture is destroyed or a highly developed civilization collapses. When addiction becomes commonplace in a society, people become addicted not only to alcohol and drugs, but to a thousand other destructive pursuits: money, power, dysfunctional relationships, or video games. A social perspective on addiction does not deny individual differences in vulnerability to addiction, but it removes them from the foreground of attention, because social determinants are more powerful. This book shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a falling civilisation are also built into today s globalizing free-market society. A free-market society is magnificently productive, but it subjects people to irresistible pressures towards individualism and competition, tearing rich and poor alike from the close social and spiritual ties that normally constitute human life. People adapt to their dislocation by finding the best substitutes for a sustaining social and spiritual life that they can, and addiction serves this function all too well. The book argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one. Such a solution would not put the doctors, psychologists, social workers, policemen, and priests out of work, but it would incorporate their practices in a larger social project. The project is to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of them would not need to fill their inner void with addictions. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199588718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,69
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Globalization of Addiction presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its prevalence differs dramatically between societies. For example, it can be quite rare in a society for centuries, and then become common when a tribal culture is destroyed or a highly developed civilization collapses. When addiction becomes commonplace in a society, people become addicted not only to alcohol and drugs, but to a thousand other destructive pursuits: money, power, dysfunctional relationships, or video games. A social perspective on addiction does not deny individual differences in vulnerability to addiction, but it removes them from the foreground of attention, because social determinants are more powerful. This book shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a falling civilisation are also built into today s globalizing free-market society. A free-market society is magnificently productive, but it subjects people to irresistible pressures towards individualism and competition, tearing rich and poor alike from the close social and spiritual ties that normally constitute human life. People adapt to their dislocation by finding the best substitutes for a sustaining social and spiritual life that they can, and addiction serves this function all too well. The book argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one. Such a solution would not put the doctors, psychologists, social workers, policemen, and priests out of work, but it would incorporate their practices in a larger social project. The project is to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of them would not need to fill their inner void with addictions. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199588718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Alexander, Bruce
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97801995887180000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: OUP Oxford 2010-03-04 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP Oxford 2010-03-04, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-05003149

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 4
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit, Bruce Alexander, 'The Globalization of Addiction' presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its prevalence differs dramatically between societies. For example, it can be quite rare in a society for centuries, and then become common when a tribal culture is destroyed or a highly developed civilization collapses. When addiction becomes commonplace in a society, people become addicted not only to alcohol and drugs, but to a thousand other destructive pursuits: money, power, dysfunctional relationships, or video games. A social perspective on addiction does not deny individual differences in vulnerability to addiction, but it removes them from the foreground of attention, because social determinants are more powerful. This book shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a falling civilisation are also built into today's globalizing free-market society. A free-market society is magnificently productive, but it subjects people to irresistible pressures towards individualism and competition, tearing rich and poor alike from the close social and spiritual ties that normally constitute human life. People adapt to their dislocation by finding the best substitutes for a sustaining social and spiritual life that they can, and addiction serves this function all too well. The book argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one. Such a solution would not put the doctors, psychologists, social workers, policemen, and priests out of work, but it would incorporate their practices in a larger social project. The project is to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of them would not need to fill their inner void with addictions. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780199588718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,87
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: Oxford University Press 2010-03-04, Oxford (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press 2010-03-04, Oxford, 2010. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780199588718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,20
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: Oxford University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Addiction is increasing all around the world, and the conventional remedies don't work. The Globalization of Addiction argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that past treatments have focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict. This book presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0199588716

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 35,01
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: OUP Oxford (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Cantidad: 7
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP Oxford, 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería GB-9780199588718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,41
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Alexander, Bruce
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9088968-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,07
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,47
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Alexander, Bruce
Editorial: OUP Oxford (2010)
ISBN 10: 0199588716 ISBN 13: 9780199588718
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 7
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP Oxford, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780199588718_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,69
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,86
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda