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Author Sharpe, Tanya Telfair

Title Behind the eight ball : sex for crack cocaine exchange and poor black women / Tanya Telfair Sharpe
Published New York : Haworth Press, ©2005

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 245 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Haworth psychosocial issues of HIV/AIDS
Haworth psychosocial issues of HIV/AIDS.
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American women -- Drug use
Poor women -- Drug use -- United States
Women drug addicts -- Sexual behavior -- United States
Drugs and sex -- United States
Crack (Drug) -- United States
Children of prenatal substance abuse -- United States
African Americans.
Social problems.
Women.
Cocaine-Related Disorders -- ethnology
Crack Cocaine
African Americans
Poverty
Sexual Behavior -- ethnology
Social Problems
Women
African American.
social issues.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Women.
Social problems.
African Americans.
African American women -- Drug use.
Children of prenatal substance abuse.
Crack (Drug)
Drugs and sex.
Poor women -- Drug use.
Armut
Drogenabhängigkeit
Prostitution
Schwarze Frau
Seks.
Cocaïne.
Vrouwen.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
USA.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005003162
ISBN 9781136423529
1136423524
9780203050545
0203050541
9781136423598
1136423591
9781136423666
1136423664
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9781283886673