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The story within us : women prisoners reflect on reading

Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the reading experiences of incarcerated women

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Sweeney
ISBN: 9780252037146 0252037146 9780252078675 0252078675 9780252094255 0252094255
OCLC Number: 781278964
Description: x, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Mildred --
Life Narrative: "Society is coming to prison" --
Reading Narrative: "I have discovered a love for the law" --
2. Sissy --
Life Narrative: "There's a time to be silent, and there's a time not to" --
Reading Narrative: "If you can't relate to it, then read about it" --
3. Olivia --
Life Narrative: "It was a bad road that I was on" --
Reading Narrative: "If I'm going through a struggle, I know that's the book to go find" --
4. Denise --
Life Narrative: "I can't even imagine my day without a mall" --
Reading Narrative: "Who is this writing books that knows the things I know?!" --
5. Bobbie --
Life Narrative: "I've been overcoming all my life" --
Reading Narrative: "Everybody don't end up with a prince" --
6. Melissa --
Life Narrative: "They're trying to brainwash me and rebuild me" --
Reading Narrative: "From her life story to mine is not that much difference" --
7. Valhalla --
Life Narrative: "I've been like a ball that someone threw and I've been bouncing around ever since" --
Reading Narrative: "The books I've read are like my friends" --
8. Jacqueline --
Life Narrative: "I refuse to be another statistic" --
Reading Narrative: "I wanted his strength to jump out of the pages into my life!" --
9. Audrey --
Life Narrative: "That's a chapter that's closed" --
Reading Narrative: "What fueled this fire for the fire to come all the way over to here?" --
10. Deven --
Life Narrative: "Society, it's a boys' club still" --
Reading Narrative: "I need to know what's gonna happen next!" --
11. Solo --
Life Narrative: "That's a soul that you're stepping on" --
Reading Narrative: "Freedom for me was an evolution, not a revolution".
Responsibility: edited by Megan Sweeney.

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"A powerful addition to prison literature that will interest scholars of feminist criminology, prison studies, English, women's studies, sociology, and ethnic studies. While other anthologies feature Read more...

 
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