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If the Walls Could Speak : Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland.

Author: Anna Müller
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the Walls Could Speak focuses on the lives of women in prison in postwar communist Poland and how they took on different roles and personalities to protect themselves and create a semblance of normality, despite abuses and prison confinement, and reveals how life in a Stalinist prison adds to our understanding of coercion and resistance under totalitarian regimes.
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Müller, Anna.
If the Walls Could Speak : Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Müller
ISBN: 9780190499877 0190499877 0190499893 9780190499891
OCLC Number: 1012346276
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Oskar Halecki Award of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America.
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half title""; ""If the Walls Could Speak""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Dramatis Personae""; ""Introduction""; "" 1. War and the Penitentiary System""; "" 2. On the Threshold: Arrest and Interrogation""; "" 3. Learning Oneâ#x80;#x99;s Cell, Learning Oneself""; "" 4. Prison Relationships: On Love, Trust, and Hostilities in a Prison Cell""; "" 5. Boredom and Emptiness, or the Flow of Life in Confinement""; ""Conclusion""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""

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