Explaining Crack Cocaine in Terry Williams' "Crackhouse" Book Review by Top Papers

Explaining Crack Cocaine in Terry Williams' "Crackhouse"
A review of Terry Williams' novel, "Crackhouse."
# 143450 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Sociology (Poverty)


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This paper reviews Terry Williams' novel, "Crackhouse." The paper includes a brief one-paragraph synopsis of the novel's plot, and then goes onward to note the strengths of Williams' introductory chapter in which he discusses why crack cocaine became so popular with the poor of New York City. Finally the paper describes why social class is an issue when it comes to explaining crack cocaine's grip upon New York's inner city poor.

From the Paper:

"The following paper is a book review of Terry Williams' 1992 novel, Crackhouse. The paper offers a brief one-paragraph synopsis and then goes onward to note the strengths of Williams' introductory chapter as he discusses why crack cocaine became so popular with the poor of New York City - and why the reifications of social class are instructive when it comes to explaining why crack cocaine has such a grip upon New York's inner city poor. The paper also touches upon the concept of "deviance" and suggests that these people are not so much deviant as victims; they perceive themselves as expendable and so act as such and the combination..."

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Explaining Crack Cocaine in Terry Williams' "Crackhouse" (2009, December 01) Retrieved May 24, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/explaining-crack-cocaine-in-terry-williams-crackhouse-143450/

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"Explaining Crack Cocaine in Terry Williams' "Crackhouse"" 01 December 2009. Web. 24 May. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/explaining-crack-cocaine-in-terry-williams-crackhouse-143450/>

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