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Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Author: Ethan Blue
Publisher: New York University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Blue
OCLC Number: 940635954
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
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

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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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