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From the Publisher"Maher does a superior job of challenging current conceptions of women's position and behavior in the street-level drug economy. An excellent examination of an often misunderstood and overlooked group and is informative for people from many disciplines."
"An important contribution to the literature and will improve any reader's understanding of the inner workings of the drug world."
—Professor Christopher Krebs, Florida State University in Journal of Drug Issues
"Among the most important contemporary feminist scholarship in criminology. Excellent scholarship, deserving a wide readership."
—Professor Jody Miller in Theoretical Criminology
"A landmark work in social study. A rich mix of field study, sociological scholarship and theoretical analysis, [and] a portrait of prohibition drug policy in action. An unusual blend of savvy street ethnographer and rigourous scholar, her ability to so fully recognize and compassionately document the form and meaning of these women's lives is a tribute to the integrity of her methods."
—Professor Ernest Drucker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY in Addiction