Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America
In Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America, anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and photographer-ethnographer Jeff Schonberg document the daily lives of homeless drug users, drawing upon more than a decade of fieldwork they conducted among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers who survive on the streets of San Francisco’s former industrial neighborhoods. Numerous black and white photographs are interwoven with edited transcriptions of tape recorded conversations, fieldwork notes, and critical analysis to explore the intimate experience of homelessness and addiction. Revealing the social survival mechanisms and perspectives of this marginalized “community of addicted bodies,” the exhibition also sheds light on the often unintended consequences of public policies that can exacerbate the suffering faced by treet-based drug users in America.
A traveling exhibit from the Penn Museum.
Hanna Person, who graduated this month from Central Washington University with a degree in anthropoCWU Museum Exhibit How Did The Cougar Cross The Road? Opens April 17
April 8, 2014 ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington University’s Museum of Culture and EnvironmCWU Museum Hosts Salmon Run And Earth Day Family Festival
The Museum of Culture and Environment will be holding its second annual Salmon 5K/10K Run and Earth