By Allison McKim
In Addicted to Rehab, Bard collage sociologist Allison McKim offers an in-depth and leading edge ethnographic account of 2 such rehab courses for girls, one situated within the felony justice procedure and one situated within the deepest healthcare system—two very alternative ways of defining and treating dependancy. McKim’s booklet indicates how habit rehab displays the race, category, and gender politics of the punitive flip. therefore, dependancy has turn into a racialized type that has reorganized the hyperlink among punishment and welfare provision. whereas reformers desire that remedy will supply an alternative choice to punishment and support ladies, McKim argues that the framework of dependancy extra stigmatizes criminalized ladies and undermines our capability to problem gendered subordination. Her research eventually unearths a two-tiered approach, bifurcated by way of race and sophistication.
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