The logic of violence: an ethnography of Dublin’s illegal drug trade. By Brendan Marsh (Routledge, 2020, 144pp, £120.00 hb)

Hall, Alexandra (2020) The logic of violence: an ethnography of Dublin’s illegal drug trade. By Brendan Marsh (Routledge, 2020, 144pp, £120.00 hb). British Journal of Criminology. ISSN 0007-0955 (In Press)

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Abstract

In The Logic of Violence, Brendan Marsh cuts through the ideological thickets of liberal criminology’s drugs research to expose the dark underbelly of the drugs trade in Dublin, seamlessly moving from the everyday practices and narratives of addicted street users to those of their suppliers. Indeed, as the study shows, the life worlds and roles of user and supplier often blur in a frequently chaotic quarter of Dublin’s socio-economic world, where extreme violence, or at least the threat of it, is a daily occurrence. The book draws on the accounts of both men and women but deftly avoids falling into...

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 12:34
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 15:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44721

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