Crack

Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women

Author(s): 
Tanya Telfair Sharpe
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Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women, is a social epidemiological/ethnographic monograph presenting an account of the lives of inner city poor women addicted to crack cocaine, who exchange sex for crack to support their drug habits.

Book Review: Crack In America Demon Drugs and Social Justice

Crack in America is the definitive book on crack cocaine. In reinterpreting the crack story, it offers new understandings of both drug addiction and drug prohibition. It shows how crack use arose in the face of growing unemployment, poverty, racism, and shrinking social services. It places crack in its historical context—as the latest in a long line of demonized drugs—and it examines the crack scare as a phenomenon in its own right.

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