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Based on three years of ethnographic work in New York City, this book provides the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. Set in a neighborhood plagued with AIDS, Sexed Work reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely circumscribed, not only by drug use, but also by poverty, racism, violence, and enduring marginality. Maher draws extensively on the women's own words to describe how structures and relations of gender, race and class are articulated by divisions of labor in the street-level drug economy. This rich, nuanced and theoretically sophisticated study of "crime as work" will be compelling reading for all those interested in the way in which women deal with the intersection of gender, race, and work.

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This title is a detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. It is located at the boundaries of three disciplines - criminology, anthropology, and sociology - and based on three years of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in New York City. It reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely circumscribed.

Synopsis:

Based on three years of ethnographic work in New York City, this book provides the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. Set in a neighborhood plagued with AIDS, Sexed Work reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely

circumscribed, not only by drug use, but also by poverty, racism, violence, and enduring marginality. Maher draws extensively on the women's own words to describe how structures and relations of gender, race and class are articulated by divisions of labor in the street-level drug economy. This rich,

nuanced and theoretically sophisticated study of "crime as work" will be compelling reading for all those interested in the way in which women deal with the intersection of gender, race, and work.

About the Author

Lisa Maher, Research Fellow in the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and the School of Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Table of Contents

1: Readings of Victimization and Volition

2: Taking it on the Street

3: Gender, Work, and Informalization

4: A Reserve Army: Women and the Drug Market

5: Jobs for the Boyz: Street Hustles

6: A Hard Road to Ho: Sexwork

7: Intersectionalities: Gender, Race and Class

8: The Reproduction of Inequalities

Appendix: On Reflexivity, Reciprocity, and Ethnographic Research

1. Readings of Victimization and Volition

2. Taking it on the Street

3. Gender, Work, and Informalization

4. A Reserve Army: Women and the Drug Market

5. Jobs for the Boyz: Street Hustles

6. A Hard Road to Home: Sexwork

7. Intersectionalities: Gender, Race and Class

8. The Reproduction of Inequalities

Appendix: On Reflexivity, Reciprocity, and Ethnographic Research

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Erica Reichert, April 17, 2009 (view all comments by Erica Reichert)
With Sexed Work, Lisa Maher provides a stellar ethnography of female sex workers and drug users in a skid-row Bronx neighborhood. Furthermore, Maher presents an insuperable treatment of her subjects' complicated lives that balances their own agency with the context in which they make decisions. A top-notch work of feminist criminology and ethnography.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780198299318
Author:
Maher, Lisa
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Author:
null, Lisa
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Clarendon Studies in Criminology
Series Volume:
104-253
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 line illus.
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
5.200 x 8.200 in 0.869 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This title is a detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. It is located at the boundaries of three disciplines - criminology, anthropology, and sociology - and based on three years of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in New York City. It reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely circumscribed.
"Synopsis" by , Based on three years of ethnographic work in New York City, this book provides the first detailed account of the economic lives of women drug users. Set in a neighborhood plagued with AIDS, Sexed Work reveals the economic lives of a group of women whose options have been severely

circumscribed, not only by drug use, but also by poverty, racism, violence, and enduring marginality. Maher draws extensively on the women's own words to describe how structures and relations of gender, race and class are articulated by divisions of labor in the street-level drug economy. This rich,

nuanced and theoretically sophisticated study of "crime as work" will be compelling reading for all those interested in the way in which women deal with the intersection of gender, race, and work.

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