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The Resource Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe

Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe

Label
Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women
Title
Behind the eight ball
Title remainder
sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Behind the Eight Ball documents an American tragedy that highlights the widening gap between social and economic classes. In their own words, poor black women share the details of their lives before and after crack cocaine invaded their communities, each recalling the circumstances of her introduction to the drug and her first experience using sex to support her addiction. These candid interviews expose the changes in inner-city neighborhoods that created the perfect conditions for a crack stronghold. They also highlight the crack cocaine economy's impact on the lives of inner-city residents and the social consequences of crack addiction for women like "April," who suffered a series of family tragedies including deaths from AIDS, child abuse and neglect, and the state-ordered removal of all the minor children in her family."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharpe, Tanya Telfair
Dewey number
616.86/47/008996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5824.W6
LC item number
S53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 280
NLM item number
S532b 2005
Series statement
Haworth psychosocial issues of HIV/AIDS
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Poor women
  • Women drug addicts
  • Drugs and sex
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Children of prenatal substance abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders
  • Crack Cocaine
  • African Americans
  • Poverty
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Social Problems
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The social and economic precursors of crack use in inner cities -- Bearing the legacy of social change : a theory of gender roles among the inner-city poor -- The crack culture and its roles : the complexities of crack prostitution -- A picture of the women -- Lives of women who exchange sex for crack -- Exchanging sex for crack and sexual risk taking -- Sex-for-crack pregnancies -- Sex-for-crack children -- Discussion, conclusions, and policy suggestions -- Method notes
Control code
57613566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780789024565
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor Black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The social and economic precursors of crack use in inner cities -- Bearing the legacy of social change : a theory of gender roles among the inner-city poor -- The crack culture and its roles : the complexities of crack prostitution -- A picture of the women -- Lives of women who exchange sex for crack -- Exchanging sex for crack and sexual risk taking -- Sex-for-crack pregnancies -- Sex-for-crack children -- Discussion, conclusions, and policy suggestions -- Method notes
Control code
57613566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780789024565
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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