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Sylvie C. Tourigny

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Some New Killing Trick: Welfare Reform and Drug Markets in a U.S. Urban Ghetto.

Tourigny details how eight inner-city youth in AIDS-afflicted families and subjected to the defunding of General Assistance in Michigan found alternative economic resources in drug markets and the growing irreconcilability between the realities of inner-city life and recent federal policies designed to further restrict the availability of resources to the poor.

African Americans — employment; AIDS [disease]; drug trade; Michigan — politics and government; United States — poverty; welfare reform — United States

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 4 (2001): 49-71