Righteous Dopefiend 1st Edition 9780520254985
Product Edition:1st Edition
Author: Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg
Book Name: Righteous Dopefiend
Subject Name: Social-science

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This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary panhandling recycling and day labor. "Righteous Dopefiend" interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue detailed field notes and critical theoretical analysis. Its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence race relations sexuality family trauma embodied suffering social inequality and power relations. The result is a dispassionate chronicle of survival loss caring and hope rooted in the addicts' determination to hang on for one more day and one more 'fix' through a 'moral economy of sharing' that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal.Read more

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