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Righteous Dopefiend

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ISBN-10: 0520254988

ISBN-13: 9780520254985

Edition: 2008

Authors: Philippe I. Bourgois, Jeffrey Schonberg, Philippe Bourgois, P. Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg

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This powerful anthropological and photographic study plunges the reader into the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg have been following a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco. The authors accompany them as they scramble day and night for survival through burglary, panhandling, recycling, and day labor. The book documents their interface with the institutions mandated to address the problems of indigent poverty in the United States: welfare, prison, the county hospital, public health drug treatment programs, and emergency housing…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Introduction: A Theory of Lumpen Abuse
Intimate Apartheid
Falling in Love
A Community of Addicted Bodies
Making Money
Male Love
Everyday Addicts
Conclusion: Critically Applied Public Anthropology
Notes on the Photographs