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Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women
Inner-city black women open their hearts to share the pain of crack addiction and its consequences Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women documents an American tragedy that highlights the widening gap between social and economic classes. In their own words, poor black women--nameless, faceless, and marginalized by poverty--share the deta ...more
ebook, 268 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge
(first published 2005)
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A book that attempts to address gender, social, and racial issues in addition to detailing crack addiction among poor black women. I suspect, however, that this book was a paper padded out to be a book - it's dogged by tons of repetition (so much so that I actually lost my place occasionally because it seemed that entire paragraphs in one chapter were lifted from another), and, in some places, ancient research (citing papers from the 1930s / 1940s - the problem with using such old documentation ...more