Drug users are typically portrayed as worthless slackers, burdens on society, and just plain useless―culturally, morally, and economically. By contrast, this book argues that the social construction of some people as useless is in fact extremely useful to other people.
The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless
(Left Coast Press, $38.45)
Presented in collaboration with UM's Center for the Humanities
Wednesday, Apr 5, 8:00 pm