Beyond the ghetto: methamphetamine and the punishment of rural America.

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Show simple item record Linnemann, Travis 2011-08-12T18:19:42Z 2011-08-12T18:19:42Z 2011-08-12
dc.description.abstract Since the early 1970s, the United States has grown increasingly reliant on the criminal justice system to manage a wide array of social problems. Aggressive drug control policies and an over-reliance on imprisonment helped produce the world’s largest prison and correctional population, often described as mass imprisonment. Within this context, the study provides an explanatory account of the political, cultural, and social conditions that encourage states like Kansas to pursue methamphetamine as a major public concern, and to a greater degree than other states with relatively higher meth problems. Ultimately, and most important, the study makes a theoretical contribution by demonstrating how meth control efforts, analogous to previous drug control campaigns, extends punitive drug control rationalities to new cultural contexts and social terrains beyond the so-called ghetto of the inner city, thereby reinforcing and extending the logics of mass imprisonment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The National Science Foundation, The Rural Sociological Society en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Social control en_US
dc.subject Punishment en_US
dc.subject Methamphetamine en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Mass imprisonment en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.title Beyond the ghetto: methamphetamine and the punishment of rural America. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en_US
dc.description.advisor L. Susan Williams en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology (0626) en_US 2011 en_US August en_US

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