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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Maisam Alomar This article takes up the issue of substance use disorder, arguing that the discourses surrounding the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic and the present-day opioid epidemic rely on similarly racialized rhetoric, and examining the implications regarding pain and suffering, safety...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of questioning that could be pursued here is about the parallels between the extensive culture of white pain documented in these pamphlets, the anesthetic quality of alcohol, and the contemporary epidemic of opioid use and death among working-class whites in the United States, particularly when we place...