The Resource Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment, Jill A. McCorkel

Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment, Jill A. McCorkel

Label
Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment
Title
Breaking women
Title remainder
gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment
Statement of responsibility
Jill A. McCorkel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women's rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In Breaking Women, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women's prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly affected those incarcerated there, and how the very nature of punishment in women's detention centers has been deeply altered as a result. Through compelling interviews with prisoners and state personnel, McCorkel reveals that popular so-called "habilitation" drug treatment programs force women to accept a view of themselves as inherently damaged, aberrant addicts in order to secure an earlier release. These programs work to enforce stereotypes of deviancy that ultimately humiliate and degrade the women. The prisoners are left feeling lost and alienated in the end, and many never truly address their addiction as the programs' organizers may have hoped. A fascinating and yet sobering study, Breaking Women foregrounds the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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McCorkel, Jill A
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6791
LC item number
.M383 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
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  • Female offenders
  • Women prisoners
  • Corrections
  • Corrections
  • Female offenders
  • Women prisoners
  • Corrections
  • Female offenders
  • Women prisoners
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • United States
Label
Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment, Jill A. McCorkel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting tough on women: how punishment changed -- Taking over: the private company in the public prison -- From good girls to real criminals: race made visible -- The eyes are watching you: finding the real self -- Diseased women: crack whores, bad mothers, and welfare queens -- Rentin' out your head: navigating claims about the self -- Unruly selves: forms of prisoner resistance -- Conclusion: what if the cure is worse than the disease?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814789483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt8jxnt1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854974604
  • (OCoLC)ocn854974604
Label
Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment, Jill A. McCorkel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting tough on women: how punishment changed -- Taking over: the private company in the public prison -- From good girls to real criminals: race made visible -- The eyes are watching you: finding the real self -- Diseased women: crack whores, bad mothers, and welfare queens -- Rentin' out your head: navigating claims about the self -- Unruly selves: forms of prisoner resistance -- Conclusion: what if the cure is worse than the disease?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814789483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt8jxnt1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854974604
  • (OCoLC)ocn854974604

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