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Women Drug Users

An Ethnography of a Female Injecting Community

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Women Drug Users by Avril Taylor
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The book provides an account of the lives and experiences of a group of female intravenous drug users in Glasgow. Based on participant observations of the women in their own setting and in-depth interviews, it is the first full ethnographic account of the lifestyle of female drug users. It charts their entry into drugs, the various ways in which they provide for their drug use, their relationships with friends, partners, family members, and children as well as attitudes towards professionals such as social workers with whom they come into contact by virtue of their status as drug-using mothers. Finally, the efforts the women make to give up their use of drugs is examined, along with the reasons which make these endeavours difficult. The evidence suggests that, ironically, the lifestyle which evolves around their use of drugs offers an arena in which the women are able to find a degree of independence and purpose otherwise lacking in their lives and which makes their drug-using lifestyle attractive even when disadvantages become apparent.
Release date NZ
May 27th, 1993
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
146x225x19
ISBN-13
9780198257967
Product ID
1830767

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