Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Swedish drug treatment and thepolitical use of conceptualinnovation 1882–1982
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2012 (English)In: Contemporary Drug Problems, ISSN 0091-4509, E-ISSN 2163-1808, Vol. 39, no 3, 429-460 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the concepts applied to drug use and drug users in Sweden during the years 1882–1982. As a theoretical point of departure, concepts are treated as political tools and conceptual descriptions as political work. From an analysis of 43 public reports, three distinct periods stand out. In the first period, 1882–1962, there was no specific political need for conceptualclarity. During the second period, 1964–1969, the political need for certain (medicalized) concepts is more evident. Drug users were understood as sick and as potential objects for compulsory treatment. In the third period, during the mid-1970s and early 1980s, the process was reversed: specific concepts of sick drugusers gave way to creating the political means for bringing alcohol and other drug users under joint treatment legislation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heritage Hills, Somers, NY: Federal Legal Publications , 2012. Vol. 39, no 3, 429-460 p.
Keyword [en]
conceptual history, medicalization, Sweden, 20th Century, drug treatment
National Category
History Social Work
Research subject
History; Caring Sciences; Social Work; Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81328DiVA: diva2:560880
Projects
Beroendevårdens politik och begreppsliggörandets dynamik: benämningar på problematisk drickande och drogbruk i Finland och Sverige 1911-2011. FAS 2009-1720Centre of Excellence: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Late Welfare State - the Case of Alcohol and Drugs. FAS 2006-1523
Funder
FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2009-1720FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, FAS 2006-1523
Available from: 2012-10-16 Created: 2012-10-16 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

https://www.federallegalpublications.com/contemporary-drug-problems/201210/cdp-20120-39-3-05-edman-swedish-drug-treatment-and-political-use-o

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Edman, Johan
By organisation
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)
In the same journal
Contemporary Drug Problems
HistorySocial Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 145 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf