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Hurt

Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Miriam Boeri

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik

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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.

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drug addiction, disease, incarceration, race, recovery, baby boomer, historical context, american culture, heroin addict, class issues, healing, illegal drugs, criminals, sex drugs and rock n roll, rehabilitation, cultural context, gender, family issues, drug addict, war on drugs, family problems, drug user, drugs, intersectionality, drug crimes, crime and punishment, rehab