• Social Science

In the Mix

Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison
Author: Barbara A. Owen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791436073
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
View: 2011
Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

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In the Mix

Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison
Author: Barbara Owen
Publisher: Marcombo
ISBN: 9780791436080
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
View: 1809
Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

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Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison
Author: Patricia O'Brien
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448618
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
View: 8426
Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

    • Social Science

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison
Author: Patricia O'Brien
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448618
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
View: 3153
Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

    • History

Total Confinement

Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison
Author: Lorna Amarasingham Rhodes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240766
Category: History
Page: 315
View: 1278
"Ethnographically rich, thick with gritty details and original insights, Rhodes's revelatory book about US prisons--those who are incarcerated in them and those who run them--should be read by everyone who cares about social justice and the nature of power."--Emily Martin, author of Flexible Bodies "Thank you, Lorna Rhodes, for taking us to where the 'worst of the worst' are kept out of sight and out of mind in the new millennium. This powerful ethnography of the correctional high tech machine reveals how institutional power suffocates individual agency and redefines rationality and insanity. Good, bad and evil fall by the wayside."--Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio "A truly remarkable book. The inside look at supermax confinement alone is worth the price of admission, and the prose sometimes verges on poetry. This is meticulous scholarship."--Hans Toch, author of Living in Prison

    • Social Science

In Search of Safety

Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment
Author: Barbara Owen,James Wells,Joycelyn Pollock
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520288718
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 3275
In Search of Safety takes a close look at the sources of gendered violence and conflict in women’s prisons. The authors examine how intersectional inequalities and cumulative disadvantage are at the root of prison conflict and violence and mirror the women’s pathways to prison. Women must negotiate these inequities through developing forms of prison capital—social, human, cultural, emotional, and economic—to ensure their safety while inside. The authors also analyze how conflict and subsequent violence result from human-rights violations inside the prison that occur within the gendered context of substandard prison conditions, inequalities of capital among those imprisoned, and relationships with correctional staff. In Search of Safety proposes a way forward—the implementation of international human-rights standards for U.S. prisons.

    • Social Science

Transforming Justice, Transforming Lives

Women's Pathways to Desistance from Crime
Author: April Bernard
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498519814
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
View: 392
This book is an ethnographic account of the ways in which formerly gang-affiliated women reconstructed their lives through stewardship and community engagement. It focuses on the women’s lives before and after committing to desist from crime, and emphasizes the factors that facilitated their commitment including the mutual support they exchanged in their communities.

Bending gender to make kin


Author: Ileana Patricia LaBergère
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 376
View: 6230

    • American literature

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
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Category: American literature
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Books in Print


Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

    • Social Science

Fighting for Girls

New Perspectives on Gender and Violence
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Nikki Jones
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438432941
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
View: 9815
Cutting edge research into trends and social contexts of girls' violence.


    • Science

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 3011
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

    • American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
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Publisher: N.A
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    • Law

The Reproduction of Social Control

A Study of Prison Workers at San Quentin
Author: Barbara A. Owen
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 160
View: 6513
Owen's study is of excellent quality and should be considered required reading for students of these topics. Ultimately this book will be ranked as a significant sociological study of the correctional officer for its pioneering application of the interactionist theoretical perspective to this increasingly visible, yet still little-understood, occupational group. "Criminal Justice Review" Based on interviews with 125 prison workers and participant observation, this in-depth study examines the prison worker's world as a foundation for a theory of social control. By analyzing the intricate relations among the workers themselves rather than among the prisoners, Barbara Owen posits that social control arises through the combination of interaction, power, and meaning. Owen argues that the motives of workers are practical, rather than pathological as suggested by earlier research. She focuses her study on the social context of the prison shop floor--challenging the accepted idea that prison work is difficult because of the prisoners. The findings indicate that the problems of the prison workers are structurally induced and arise from interaction with co-workers rather than with prisoners.

    • Social Science

Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang
Author: Robert A. Silverman,Terence P. Thornberry,Bernard Cohen,Barry Krisberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475748833
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
View: 2012
Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was the greatest criminologist in the United States of America in the last half of the 20th century, if not the entire century. We first met on March 3, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his work with Edwin Newman's NBC Reports: Violence in America. He was a tender, loving, caring individual who loved excellence-whether it be an intellectual challenge, the arts or any other pursuit. It is a great privilege to take part in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a great American. Our approaches to the subject of crime came from different perspectives one as a researcher and the other as the founder of one of the world's largest security services companies. We both wanted to understand the causes of crime, and our discussions began a more than 21-year friendship, based on mutual respect and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the goal of promoting a safer, more prosperous society, one in which economic opportunity replaced criminal enterprise. He never saw crime in isolation but as part of a complex web of social relations. Only by understanding the causes and patterns of crime can society find ways to prevent it. Only through scholarship can the criminal justice community influence policy makers. To encourage the innovative scholarship that marked Marvin's career, Guardsmark established the Lipman Criminology Library at the University of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a national criminology award in his name, the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.

    • Social Science

Violence against Women and Girls

Lessons from South Asia
Author: Jennifer L. Solotaroff,Rohini Prabha Pande
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 146480172X
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
View: 1340
This report documents the dynamics of violence against women in South Asia across the life cycle, from early childhood to old age. It explores the different types of violence that women may face throughout their lives, as well as the associated perpetrators (male and female), risk and protective factors for both victims and perpetrators, and interventions to address violence across all life cycle stages. The report also analyzes the societal factors that drive the primarily male — but also female — perpetrators to commit violence against women in the region. For each stage and type of violence, the report critically reviews existing research from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, supplemented by original analysis and select literature from outside the region. Policies and programs that address violence against women and girls are analyzed in order to highlight key actors and promising interventions. Finally, the report identifies critical gaps in research, program evaluations, and interventions in order to provide strategic recommendations for policy makers, civil society, and other stakeholders working to mitigate violence against women in South Asia.

    • Social Science

Understanding Desistance From Crime


Author: Farrall, Stephen,Calverley, Adam
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219489
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
View: 7635
Why do people stop offending? What are the processes they undergo in stopping? What can be done to help more people who have offended put their pasts behind them? The growth of interest in why people stop offending and how they are resettled following punishment has been remarkable. Once a marginal topic in criminology, it is now a central topic of research and theorising amongst those studying criminal careers. This book is both an introduction to research on desistance, and the report on a follow-up of two hundred probationers sentenced to supervision in the late 1990s. The reader is introduced to some of the wider issues and debates surrounding desistance via a consideration of the criminal careers of a group of ex-offenders. This lively engagement with both data and theoretical matters makes the book a useful tool for both academics and students. The book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, social policy and psychology, as well as trainee probation officers.

    • Social Science

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism


Author: Jacqueline Z. Wilson,Sarah Hodgkinson,Justin Piché,Kevin Walby
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137561351
Category: Social Science
Page: 1045
View: 1634
This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in Prison Museums; Colonialism, Relics of Empire and Prison Museums; Tourism and Operational Prisons; and Visitor Consumption and Experiences of Prison Tourism. The Handbook explores global debates within the field of Prison Tourism inquiry; spanning a diverse range of topics from political imprisonment and persecution in Taiwan to interpretive programming in Alcatraz, and the representation of incarcerated Indigenous peoples to prison graffiti. This Handbook is the first to present a thorough examination of Prison Tourism that is truly global in scope. With contributions from both well-renowned scholars and up-and-coming researchers in the field, from a wide variety of disciplines, the Handbook comprises an international collection at the cutting edge of Prison Tourism studies. Students and teachers from disciplines ranging from Criminology to Cultural Studies will find the text invaluable as the definitive work in the field of Prison Tourism.