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Sexed Work Gender, Race and Resistance in a Brooklyn Drug Market

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ISBN-10: 0198299311

ISBN-13: 9780198299318

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lisa Maher

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This is the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. It is located at the boundaries of three disciplines - criminology, anthropology, and sociology - and based on three years of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in New York City. Set in a neighbourhood plagued by drug use and AIDs, the book reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely circumscribed, not only by drug use, but also by poverty, racism, violence, and enduring marginality. It is a fascinating account, with Maher drawing extensively on the women's own words, describing how structures and relations of gender, race and class, are articulated by divisions of labour in the…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Readings of Victimization and Volition
Taking it on the Street
Gender, Work, and Informalization
A Reserve Army: Women and the Drug Market
Jobs for the Boyz: Street Hustles
A Hard Road to Ho: Sexwork
Intersectionalities: Gender, Race and Class
The Reproduction of Inequalities
Appendix: On Reflexivity, Reciprocity, and Ethnographic Research