In righteous dopefiend: homelessness, addiction and poverty in urban america , anthropologist philippe bourgois and photographer-ethnographer jeff schonberg numerous black and white photographs are interwoven with edited transcriptions of tape recorded conversations, fieldwork notes, and critical analysis to. Righteous dopefiendby philippe bourgois and jeff schonberg(university of california press 359 pages $2495)nothing touches more fully on the despair of american life than homelessness, and nothing in san francisco more fully encapsulates the frustration - and irritation - of its well-meaning populace. So, let's say you're in the middle of writing up your dissertation you're going through your interviews, making notes, seeing some patterns, and piecing together some of the stories you are going to tell about your fieldwork then you start actually outlining chapters and blocking things out you follow with. During righteous dopefiend (bourgois and schon- the final years of sally's life, my mother berg 2009) is a searing portrait of the lives of avoided her after she died, my mother ex- homeless injection drug users in san fran- pressed a sense of failure and despair, which cisco and an analysis of the powerful forces other. This paper incorporates various sources, especially the ethnography righteous dopefiend, in order to analyze mainstream culpability in the suffering of vulner- able populations it does so by seeking to draw to attention certain exclusions of information regarding the suffering of others and by calling attention to the sys.
Righteous dopefiend has 937 ratings and 67 reviews lisa said: a wonderfully researched and heartbreaking ethnographic study of homeless addicts in san f. Righteous dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality,. Every friday afternoon, men and women of all ages gather in the hallways of prevention point philadelphia to ex- change their used needles for new ones for each dirty needle a user brings, they receive one clean needle in re- turn while many participants come to prevention point with just a few needles.
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I began the fieldwork for righteous dopefiend in the fall of 1994 by befriending a community of some two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers surviving my ethnographic aesthetics and analysis focuses on tape recording conversations that i guide to specific themes that are subsequently written up as fieldnotes. Righteous dopefiend is a “photo-ethnography” featuring sixty-four of schonberg's stunning black-and-white photographs embedded in a text combining the voices of the homeless, the fieldwork notes of the authors and a critical theoretical anthropological analysis careful not to beatify or spectacularize the.
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In righteous dopefiend, philippe bourgois and jeff schonberg provide a powerful and poignant account of the culture and challenges faced by homeless heroin addicts in san francisco numerous factors, including structural violence, affect the health and quality of life held by the addicts creating a unique set of. Righteous dopefiend is a photo-ethnography featuring sixty-four of schonberg's black-and-white photographs embedded in a text combining the voices of the homeless, the fieldwork notes of the authors and a critical theoretical anthropological analysis drawing primarily from bourdieu, foucault, marx,. This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary united states for over a decade philippe bourgois a. This combination of suffering as subject matter and publicity makes the photographs in righteous dopefiend analogous to those in the kleinman's essay , meaning that the kleinmans' argument can be used to evaluate bourgois' and schonberg's work while the authors are fairly successful in avoiding essentializing,.