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In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
Contents: Introduction 1.Violating apartheid in the United States 2. A street history of El Barrio 3. Crackhouse management: addiction, discipline, and dignity 4. "Goin' legit": disrespect andExpand
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The social structural production of HIV risk among injecting drug users.
There is increasing appreciation of the need to understand how social and structural factors shape HIV risk. Drawing on a review of recently published literature, we seek to describe the socialExpand
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Structural Vulnerability and Health: Latino Migrant Laborers in the United States
Latino immigrants in the United States constitute a paradigmatic case of a population group subject to structural violence. Their subordinated location in the global economy and their culturallyExpand
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The moral economies of homeless heroin addicts: confronting ethnography, HIV risk, and everyday violence in San Francisco shooting encampments.
  • P. Bourgois
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Substance use & misuse
  • 1998
Ethnographic immersion among homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco documents far more risky practices than the public health literature routinely reports. The logics of street-basedExpand
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Disciplining Addictions: The Bio-politics of Methadone and Heroin in the United States
  • P. Bourgois
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 June 2000
Biomedical understanding of methadone as a magic-bullet pharmacologicalblock to the euphoric effects of heroin is inconsistent with epidemiologicaland clinical data. An ethnographic perspective onExpand
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Hepatitis C virus seroconversion among young injection drug users: relationships and risks.
The present study examined reasons for the high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among young injection drug users (IDUs). IDUs <30 years old who tested negative for HCV antibody wereExpand
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"Every 'never' I ever said came true": transitions from opioid pills to heroin injecting.
This qualitative study documents the pathways to injecting heroin by users in Philadelphia and San Francisco before and during a pharmaceutical opioid pill epidemic. Data was collected throughExpand
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The Power of Violence in War and Peace
The Cold War sanitized the author's analysis of political violence among revolutionary peasants in El Salvador during the 1980s. A 20-year retrospective analysis of his fieldnote(s) documents theExpand
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The Everyday Violence of Hepatitis C Among Young Women Who Inject Drugs in San Francisco.
A theoretical understanding of the gendered contours of structural, everyday and symbolic violence suggests that young addicted women are particularly vulnerable to the infectious diseases caused byExpand
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In search of masculinity: violence, respect and sexuality among Puerto Rican crack dealers in East Harlem
Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted while residing next to a crack house in El Barrio, New York, for almost five years, this article analyses how the social and economic marginalization ofExpand
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