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Women doing life : gender, punishment, and the struggle for identity

Author: Lora Bex Lempert
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lempert, Lora Bex.
Women doing life
(DLC) 2015031364
(OCoLC)906010874
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lora Bex Lempert
ISBN: 9781479851126 1479851124
OCLC Number: 933297257
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The life imprisonment of women in America: gender, punishment, and agency --
Carmela: "blurred boundaries" --
Beginning the prison journey --
Ann and Crystal: juvenile lifers as "minnows in a shark tank" --
Actively doing life --
Desiree: a journey toward self-actualization --
Correctional officers or "us" vs. "them": preserving and challenging the binary --
Eating the life-sentence elephant: "one day at a time" --
Candace: "God is my answer" --
The way forward: policy solutions.
Responsibility: Lora Bex Lempert.

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"You will not be able to put this book down. Lempert intersperses the active voices of women serving life with the personal and social forces that lead them to prison. She challenges the many Read more...

 
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