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Published: 06 November 1997

296 Pages

ISBN: 9780198264958

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Sexed Work

Gender, Race, and Resistance in a Brooklyn Drug Market

Lisa Maher

A Clarendon Press Publication

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • This is the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users
  • The only book-length ethnographic study of women drug users in North America and one of only two world-wide (the other by Taylor is also published by OUP)
  • A unique and compelling book based on the author's own research carried out in a New York neighborhood, described by the New York Times as hosting Brooklyn's busiest and 'baddest' drug bazaar and an epicenter of AIDs infection
  • The writer's style is emotive and accessible as she draws heavily on the women's own words

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