Workin' hard for the money : the social and economic lives of women drug sellers / Ira Sommers, Deborah Baskin, and Jeffrey Fagan.
Huntington, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, c2000.
HV5833.N45 S65 2000
182 p. ; 23 cm
System Control No.
"This book examines women's participation in the cocaine/crack economy of New York City. All the women are or were long-term drug dealers. In order to be included in the authors' study, a person had to have sold drugs for at least two years. Many of the respondents were involved in drug distribution for considerably longer periods. Thus, the voices heard here are of those who had substantial drug selling careers."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. -177) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Ch. 1. Introduction Ch. 2. Structure, Culture and Opportunity: Explaining the Feminization of Drug Markets Ch. 3. Neighborhood, Family and School Ch. 4. Initiation Into and the Context of Drug Dealing Ch. 5. Legal and Illegal Work: Work, Crime and Drug Dealing Ch. 6. Living the Life Ch. 7. Quitting the Life Ch. 8. Conclusions APP. 1. The Sample APP. 2. The Relationship Between Drug Dealing and Other Money Making Activities.