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The Resource Crack mothers : pregnancy, drugs, and the media, Drew Humphries

Crack mothers : pregnancy, drugs, and the media, Drew Humphries

Label
Crack mothers : pregnancy, drugs, and the media
Title
Crack mothers
Title remainder
pregnancy, drugs, and the media
Statement of responsibility
Drew Humphries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Crack Mothers, Drew Humphries asserts that medicine and criminal justice have always been at odds on the subject of drug use. One treats drug users as patients, the other as criminals. However, beginning in the late 1980s, the "crack mother" scare led to an unprecedented alliance between doctors and prosecutors in same states, where doctors turned addicted pregnant women over to the police for arrest, trial, and incarceration. Humphries analyzes the public reaction to crack cocaine and the policies instituted to combat it. She shows us that more often than not, policies were generated by the fears that crack mothers were harbingers of even more serious social problems. The media's construction of the crack mother as a model of depravity is, she argues, a reflection of mainstream desires and fears, not a reflection of the truth. Humphries offers a more balanced view of the women who use crack and the policies that have been adopted to stop them
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Humphries, Drew
Dewey number
362.29/8/0852
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5824.W6
LC item number
H86 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women and health
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse in pregnancy
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Deviant behavior
  • Deviant behavior in mass media
  • Social problems
  • Social problems in mass media
  • Public opinion
  • Deviant behavior in mass media
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Public Opinion
  • Social Problems
Label
Crack mothers : pregnancy, drugs, and the media, Drew Humphries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 67
  • Chapter 4
  • Women, Addiction, and Drug Treatment
  • 95
  • Chapter 5
  • Children, Welfare, and Education
  • 127
  • Chapter 1
  • The News about Crack Mothers
  • 19
  • Chapter 2
  • Realities and Images
  • 42
  • Chapter 3
  • The Point of Moral Panic
Control code
40043675
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780814208168
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98046648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Crack mothers : pregnancy, drugs, and the media, Drew Humphries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 67
  • Chapter 4
  • Women, Addiction, and Drug Treatment
  • 95
  • Chapter 5
  • Children, Welfare, and Education
  • 127
  • Chapter 1
  • The News about Crack Mothers
  • 19
  • Chapter 2
  • Realities and Images
  • 42
  • Chapter 3
  • The Point of Moral Panic
Control code
40043675
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780814208168
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98046648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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