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Published: 22 June 2000

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780198299318

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Sexed Work

Gender, Race, and Resistance in a Brooklyn Drug Market

Lisa Maher

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • This is the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. It is 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)
  • The book is unique and compelling because it is based on the author's own research carried out in a New York neighbourhood described by the New York Times as hosting Brooklyn's busiest and 'baddest' drug bazaar and an epicentre 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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