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Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Miriam Boeri


Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of baby boomer drug users, including the account of the author’s own brother, a heroin addict. The compelling stories are set in their historical context, from the cultural influence of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll to the contemporary discourse that pegs drug addiction as a disease punished by incarceration. Boeri writes with penetrating insight and conscientious attention to the intersectionality of race, gender, and class as she analyzes the impact of an increasingly punitive War on Drugs on a hurting generati ... More

Keywords: drug use, War on Drugs, drug policy, incarceration, life course, aging, race, gender, sociological perspectives, social recovery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293465
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Boeri, author
Bentley University