by Luke Bergmann
Hardcover, 315 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, List Price: $27.95 |
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Identifies the forces of deindustrialization and ethnic discrimination that the author argues are trapping individuals within the illegal drug trade, in an account that examines the lives of two young black drug dealers in Detroit.
January 12, 2009 Social scientist Luke Bergmann put himself in the story when he moved to Detroit to study the underground drug economy. The risk was worth it: Getting Ghost provides an eye-opening portrait of a dark, alternative world hidden in plain site.
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