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Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons

Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the prison systems of California and Texas during the Depression set the tone for the identity roles of the 30s

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780814709405 0814709400
OCLC Number: 963862364
Description: IX, 326 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Of Bodies and Borders: The Demography of Incarceration 2 Work in the Walled City: Labor and Discipline in California's Prisons 3 From Can See to Can't: Agricultural Labor and Industrial Reform on Texas Penal Plantations 4 Shifting Markets of Power: Building Tenders, Con Bosses, Queens, and Guards 5 Thirty Minutes behind the Walls: Prison Radio and the Popular Culture of Punishment 6 Sport and Celebration in the Popular Culture of Punishment 7 A Dark Cloud Would Go Over: Death and Dying 8 Going Home Epilogue Notes Index About the Author
Responsibility: Ethan Blue.

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"During the Great Depression, inmate populations in Texas and California grew exponentially, reflecting the dire straits of many individuals amidst the economic downturn. Blue argues that the prison Read more...

 
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