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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
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharpe, Tanya Telfair
Dewey number
616.86/47/008996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Poor women
  • Women drug addicts
  • Drugs and sex
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Children of prenatal substance abuse
Label
Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn822561607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136423529
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822561607
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor black women, Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn822561607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136423529
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822561607
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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