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The White Noise


A hit of addiction and mental illness, chased by chemistry and culture.
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    Cassie Rodenberg I write on culture, poverty, addiction, and mental illness: I explore things we like to ignore. I also teach public school in New York City's South Bronx. Follow on Twitter @cassierodenberg.
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  • Takeesha and Steve: The Inability to Prove Homelessness for Housing

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    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- OBJECTIVES: This study examined predictors of entry into shelter and subsequent housing stability for a cohort of [...]

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    Women’s Portraits and Stories vs. the Sex Men Want from Them

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    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Homeless women experience extensive health risks including physical and sexual victimization. Few studies that have gathered information [...]

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    Backpage: Hopes for Homeless Women, Written Reviews from Men

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    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- The use of Internet technology for solicitation by sex workers has raised important legal and regulatory questions. [...]

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    Circle, Hunt Women for Sex; Post in a Forum about It

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    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- The experiences of prostitutes have been missing from studies of violence and rape, as has the problem [...]

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    The Man with Two Names, for Charm and Retribution

    Moses, Hunts Point

    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- This article examines the subculture of violence thesis as it relates to female street sex workers in [...]

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    The Harm Men Do Women in the Bronx

    Sarah and Ramone, Hunts Point

    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted while residing next to a crack house in El Barrio, New York, [...]

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    The Man Who Prowls the Abandoned House for Women

    Cowboy, Hunts Pont

    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Literature addressing the relationship between substance use and physical and sexual violence against women is reviewed briefly. [...]

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    Just a Look: The Threat and Persona of Assault and Violence

    Chino, Hunts Point

    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- OBJECTIVES: This study estimated the frequency and correlates of intimate partner violence by type (physical, sexual, battering, [...]

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    Nothing Comes Free: Sexual Assault for a Place to Stay

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    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Background Homeless persons experience high rates of sexual and physical assault; homeless women are thought to be [...]

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    Mental Illness, Sexual Advances and What Women Face

    Cavern, Hunts Point

    This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- OBJECTIVE: To examine the comorbidity of severe mental illness with sexual offending in men. METHOD: A case-control [...]

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