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The culture of punishment : prison, society, and spectacle

Author: Michelle Brown
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Alternative criminology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people--or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, Michelle, 1971-
Culture of punishment.
New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009017388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Brown
ISBN: 9780814739044 0814739040
OCLC Number: 794926996
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : notes on becoming a penal spectator --
Prison theory : engaging the work of punishment --
Prison iconography : regarding the pain of others --
Prison tourism : the cultural work and play of punishment --
Prison portents : Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror --
Prison science : of faith and futility --
Prison otherwise : cultural meanings beyond punishment.
Series Title: Alternative criminology series.
Responsibility: Michelle Brown.

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Takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment - meet television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons - demonstrating that because incarceration affects  Read more...

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