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JUNKIE BUSINESS is the result of an intensive three-year ethnographic study of the formation and eventual demise of a heroin dealing network in Denver. While earlier books have dealt with marijuana dealers and cocaine dealers, this will be the first study ever to provide an "insider's perspective" on the business of dealing heroin.
- This text provides a unique look at addiction and the "business" of heroin dealing: it is the first study ever to provide an 'insider's perspective' on the business of dealing heroin.
- The ethnographic account represents the everyday reality of being addicted to heroin and having to sell the drug to support a lifestyle, and documents how the business of dealing heroin progressed from a loose knit street-based partnership to a private business with a clear and well organized division of labor.
- Basic concepts of anthropology are illustrated, and the book also demonstrates how ethnographic research can be applied.
2. Entering the Field.
3. The Larimer Scene: Three Modern Eras for the Homeless in Denver.
4. Street Sales: Launching the Dealing Operation.
5. The Transition.
6. The Business.
7. Transactions, profits, and HIV Risk.
8. Expansion and Failure.
9. The End of the Operation.
10. Lessons Learned.
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