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Cruel and unusual : punishment and US culture

Author: Brian Jarvis
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores who, and why, American society punishes, using examples from literature and film.

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Genre/Form: History
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Jarvis, Brian.
Cruel and unusual.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2004
(OCoLC)652209890
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Jarvis
ISBN: 0745315437 9780745315430 0745315380 9780745315386
OCLC Number: 53287805
Description: viii, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The birth of a prison nation --
The scarlet letter and the long forever of Puritan punishment --
Reading the Rosenbergs : The public burning and the Book of Daniel --
Punishment, resistance, and the African-American experience --
The whip, the noose, the cell, and their lover : Melville and masochism --
Inside the American prison film --
Image burn : a Minority report on the future of US punishment.
Responsibility: Brian Jarvis.
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'This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary survey constructs a genealogy of cruelty' -- www.sirreadalot.org/issues/

 
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