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By Kelly Ray Knight

For the addicted, pregnant, and bad girls residing in daily-rent resorts in San Francisco's undertaking district, existence is marked by means of battles opposed to drug cravings, housing debt, and power violence. during this attractive ethnography Kelly Ray Knight offers those girls in all their complicated humanity and asks what types of futures are attainable for them given their probably hopeless state of affairs. in the course of her 4 years of fieldwork Knight documented women’s struggles as they traveled from the road to the sanatorium, reformatory, and family members court docket, and again to the inns. She ways addicted being pregnant as a regular phenomenon in those women's lives and describes how they have to navigate the stress among pregnancy's calls for to stick fresh and the pull of dependancy and poverty towards drug use and intercourse paintings. by way of growing the gap for addicted women's personal narratives and studying addicted being pregnant from clinical, coverage, and social technology views, Knight forces us to confront and re-examine the methods we predict approximately habit, trauma, health and wellbeing, illegal activity, and responsibility. 

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