Righteous Dopefiend

Author:   Philippe Bourgois ,  Jeffrey Schonberg
Publisher:   University of California Press
Volume:   21
ISBN:  

9780520230880


Pages:   392
Publication Date:   29 May 2009
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained


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Author:   Philippe Bourgois ,  Jeffrey Schonberg
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Volume:   21
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   1.179kg
ISBN:  

9780520230880


ISBN 10:   0520230884
Pages:   392
Publication Date:   29 May 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Theory of Lumpen Abuse 1. Intimate Apartheid 2. Falling in Love 3. A Community of Addicted Bodies 4. Childhoods 5. Making Money 6. Parenting 7. Male Love 8. Everyday Addicts 9. Treatment Conclusion: Critically Applied Public Anthropology References Notes on the Photographs Acknowledgments

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A deeply nuanced picture of a population that cannot escape social reprobation, but deserves social inclusion... The collage of case studies, field notes, personal narratives and photography is nothing short of enthralling. - Starred Review--Publishers Weekly Get this book and read it... A hell of a story... These people walk by you every day and should not remain invisible. --San Francisco Bay Guardian Leaders and readers alike should pay attention to - and heed its warnings and advice... Unflinching and objective... Must be read - and seen. --San Francisco Chronicle The authors dare you to ignore the subculture in their field notes and arresting black-and-white images, urging that our failed social systems need repairing and we cannot continue to let these outliers remain invisible. --Utne One of the most original and important works of its kind... A pathbreaking photo-ethnography, powerful in presentation, content and scope... A must-read, [it] will rock the world of the sheltered middle class and shed new light on the pervasive structural inequalities plaguing contemporary society. --Philadelphia Inquirer


Author Information

Philippe Bourgois is Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff Schonberg is a photographer and a graduate student in medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco.

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