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Breaking women: gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment

Author: Jill A McCorkel
Publisher: New York New York University Press 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Discusses the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill A McCorkel
OCLC Number: 1050053274
Notes: Met bibliogr.
Description: 272 p.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Searching for Red's Self Part I: The End of Rehabilitation1 Getting Tough on Women: How Punishment Changed 2 Taking Over: The Private Company in the Public Prison 3 From Good Girls to Real Criminals: Race Made Visible Part II: The Practice of Habilitation4 The Eyes Are Watching You: Finding the Real Self 5 Diseased Women: Crack Whores, Bad Mothers, and Welfare Queens Part III: Contesting the Boundaries of Self6 Rentin' Out Your Head: Navigating Claims about the Self 7 Unruly Selves: Forms of Prisoner Resistance Conclusion: What If the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease? Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
Responsibility: Jill A. McCorkel.


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