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Dead-end lives : drugs and violence in the city shadows

Author: Daniel Briggs, (Criminologist); Rubén Monge Gamero
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
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'Julia' nervously emerges from her shabby tent in the suburban wastelands on the outskirts of Madrid to face another day of survival in one of Europe's most problematic ghettos : she is homeless, wanted by the police, and addicted to heroin and cocaine. She is also five months pregnant and rarely makes contact with support services. Welcome to the city shadows in Valdemingómez : a lawless landscape of drugs and  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Briggs, (Criminologist); Rubén Monge Gamero
ISBN: 9781447341734 1447341732
OCLC Number: 1132137653
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 14 juin 2018).
Publié précédemment en version imprimée : 2017.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne : illustrations en couleur, fichiers HTML
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to Valdemingomez;Politics, 'democracy' and the ideology of the postmodern city; Madrid: History, social processes and the growth in inequality; Drugs, cultural change and drug markets; Journeys to dependence; Life in the city shadows: Work, identity and social status; The council, police and health services: An impasse to solutions; Post dependency: What next?; Not really the conclusion;Epilogue.
Responsibility: Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero.


Using vivid testimonies and images, Briggs and Monge document the stories and situations of the people who live in Valdemingomez , placing them in a political, economic and social context.  Read more...


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"Wow! This book is an ethnographic tour de force documenting the European social democratic dream's collision with the nightmare reality of the neoliberal `global chase for profit'." - Professor Read more...

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