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Righteous Dopefiend Chapter 4: Childhoods Main Point: There is a general stigma surrounding homelessness and drug abuse in which the problem is the users fault and a result of their choices. Righteous Dopefiend is a testament to the power of ethnography to reveal otherwise unseen connections and to provide a robust context in. Experience the Crumbling World of a 'Righteous...
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We read this book in class and I was trying to find a summary that helps enhance my understanding of the book. QUESTION 1: Choose one citation from the book that best exemplifies Bourgois and Schonberg's theory of abuse. Righteous Dopefiend covers Bourgois' long-term ethnographic work with heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco. Summary: This study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. William Garriott, "Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg, Righteous Dopefiend," Social Service Review 84, no. 2 (June 2010): 321-323.