From: Jo-Ann Pilardi <pilardi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 13:58:59 -0500
Trond--and the rest of the list,
In case you haven't read _The Corner: Story of an Inner City
Neighborhood_ yet, please do! It's by David Simons and Ed Burns. "The
corner" is in Baltimore, MD, but the story is really about the drug war
and its absurd presuppositions and bankrupt "solutions."
Simons and Burns tell the story through the lives of actual people they
interviewed and saw daily, for a year or so. It's a memorable book--being
made into an HBO miniseries to air in April.
Don't know about availability in Norway.
Jo-Ann Pilardi Towson Univ. (MD)
On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Trond Klykken wrote:
> I'm an undergraduate student in criminology (at the University of Oslo) writing a paper on the use of coercion in drugtreatment.
> I'm also very interested in Foucault and his theories (although I'm still in a "getting to know Foucalt" phase).
> I'm wondering whether I can apply some of his work, theories, concepts in my paper.
> One of the alternatives I'm considering is analyzing what the use of coercion in itself means, what does it implicitly say? About the drug user, about the drug problem, about addiction. And what does it mean to the druguser to be forced to treatment, what does it mean to his/hers view of themselves and their problem.
> I'm also wondering if Foucaults concepts of power/knowledge can be applied, and also his theories on punishment and surveillance.
> I'd be grateful for any tips/advices I may receive.
> Trond Klykken
> ICQ: 20794088