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Author: Philippe I Bourgois; Jeff Schonberg
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: California series in public anthropology, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. The authors followed a social network of 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 labour.
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Genre/Form: Interview
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe I Bourgois; Jeff Schonberg
ISBN: 9780520230880 0520230884 9780520254985 0520254988
OCLC Number: 184924924
Description: 359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a theory of abuse --
Intimate apartheid --
Falling in love --
A community of addicted bodies --
Childhoods --
Making money --
Parenting --
Male love --
Everyday addicts --
Treatment --
Conclusion: critically applied public anthropology.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology, 21.
Responsibility: Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg.
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