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Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation (eBook)

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Miriam Boeri

Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of the lives of baby boomer drug users, including author Miriam Boeri’s first-hand knowledge as the sister of a heroin addict. The compelling stories are set in historical context, from the cultural influence of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll to contemporary discourse that pegs drug addiction as a disease punishable by incarceration. With penetrating insight and conscientious attention to the intersectionality of race, gender, and class, Boeri reveals the impact of an increasingly punitive War on Drugs on a hurting generation.

Year: 2017
Publisher: University of California Press
Language: English
Pages: 284 / 285
ISBN 13: 9780520293472
File: PDF, 1.32 MB