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The Resource Righteous dopefiend, Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg

Righteous dopefiend, Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg

Label
Righteous dopefiend
Title
Righteous dopefiend
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bourgois, Philippe I.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schonberg, Jeff
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of South Alabama
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Homeless persons
  • Marginality, Social
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Homeless persons
  • Marginality, Social
  • United States
  • Drogenabhängiger
  • USA
  • Narkomaner
  • Hemlösa
  • Socialt utstötta
  • Drug Users
  • Drug Users
  • Homeless Persons
  • Social Alienation
  • United States
Label
Righteous dopefiend, Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everyday addicts
  • Treatment
  • Conclusion: critically applied public anthropology
  • Introduction: a theory of abuse
  • Intimate apartheid
  • Falling in love
  • A community of addicted bodies
  • Childhoods
  • Making money
  • Parenting
  • Male love
Control code
ocn769188157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520943315
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttsxj6d
  • f8d2f3f1-9dc1-413d-a1ea-b86b058ed8f7
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188157
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Righteous dopefiend, Philippe Bourgois, Jeff Schonberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everyday addicts
  • Treatment
  • Conclusion: critically applied public anthropology
  • Introduction: a theory of abuse
  • Intimate apartheid
  • Falling in love
  • A community of addicted bodies
  • Childhoods
  • Making money
  • Parenting
  • Male love
Control code
ocn769188157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520943315
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttsxj6d
  • f8d2f3f1-9dc1-413d-a1ea-b86b058ed8f7
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188157
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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