Prison of Culture

Prison of Culture
Author: John Griffin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780916727826
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author’s own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.

The Culture of Punishment

The Culture of Punishment
Author: Michelle Brown
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780814791455
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Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.

The Cultural Prison

The Cultural Prison
Author: John M. Sloop
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780817353339
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Release: 2006-01-08
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cultural Prison brings a new dimension to the study of prisoners and punishment by focusing on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and shaped in the mass media through public arguments.

Prison Cultures

Prison Cultures
Author: Aylwyn Walsh
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781789381061
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Release: 2019-09-01
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prison Cultures offers the first systematic examination of women in prison and performances in and of the institution. Using a feminist approach to reach beyond tropes of 'bad girls' and simplistic inside vs. outside dynamics, it examines how cultural products can perpetuate or disrupt hegemonic understandings of the world of prisons. The book identifies how and why prison functions as a fixed field and postulates new ways of viewing performances in and of prison that trouble the institution, with a primary focus on the United Kingdom and examples from popular culture. A new contribution to the fields of feminist cultural criticism and prison studies, Aylwyn Walsh explores how the development of a theory of resistance and desire is central to the understanding of women’s incarceration. It problematizes the prevalence of purely literary analysis or case studies that proffer particular models of arts practice as transformative of offending behaviour.

Prison Culture

Prison Culture
Author: Sharon E. Bliss,Kevin B. Chen,Steve Dickison,Mark Dean Johnson,Rebeka Rodriguez
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1931404119
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Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: City Lights Foundation Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nearly fifty artists, poets, and activists examine the contemporary prison system through heartrending art and community

The Culture of Punishment

The Culture of Punishment
Author: Michelle Brown
Pages: 251
ISBN: 081479999X
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Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analyzes social aspects of prison, covering various theories about the role and function of punishment in society in the United States, including how the culture of imprisonment carries over into everyday life through television shows, movies, prison tourism, and other avenues, and examines the negative impact of penal spectatorship.

Prison of Culture

Prison of Culture
Author: John Griffin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781609401474
Available:
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author’s own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.

The Culture of Prison Violence

The Culture of Prison Violence
Author: Faye S. Taxman,Donald Charles Hummer
Pages: 219
ISBN: UCSC:32106018936028
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Release: 2008
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The articles in this collection examine recent research on the causes, prevention and control of prison violence. Experts discuss new work being done on inmate, staff, and management culture, the links between prison and community culture and violence, and identify best practices and ‘what works’ in reducing violence and changing offender behaviour.

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry
Author: Lennie Spitale
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780805424836
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Release: 2002
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Empowering any pastor, educator, or lay leader in doing effective prison ministry by providing a thorough "inside-out" view of prison life.

The Working Lives of Prison Managers

The Working Lives of Prison Managers
Author: Jamie Bennett
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781137498953
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers the first ethnographic account of prison managers in England. It explores how globalised changes, in particular managerialism, have intersected with local occupational cultures, positioning managers as micro-agents in the relationship between the global and local that characterises late modernity. The Working Lives of Prison Managers addresses key aspects of prison management, including how individuals become prison managers, their engagement with elements of traditional occupational culture, and the impact of the 'age of austerity'. It offers a particular focus on performance monitoring mechanisms such as indicators, audits and inspections, and how these intersect with local culture and individual identity. The book also examines important aspects of individual agency, including values, discretion, resistance and the use of power. It also reveals the 'hidden injuries' of contemporary prison managerialism, especially the distinctive effects experienced by women and members of minority ethnic groups.

The Myth of Prison Rape

The Myth of Prison Rape
Author: Mark S. Fleisher,Jessie L. Krienert
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780742565999
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Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, Mark S. Fleisher and Jessie L. Krienert analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Pulled from over 500 interviews from male and female high-security inmates, their research assesses inmate perception, belief, opinion, and explanation of their own behavior as it relates directly and indirectly to sexual life and sexual violence. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study of sexuality, safety, and violence in American prisons, and an appendix introduces readers to prison sexual vocabulary.

Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration

Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration
Author: Chris Cunneen,Eileen Baldry,David Brown,Mark Brown,Melanie Schwartz,Alex Steel
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781317082651
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Release: 2016-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What are the various forces influencing the role of the prison in late modern societies? What changes have there been in penality and use of the prison over the past 40 years that have led to the re-valorization of the prison? Using penal culture as a conceptual and theoretical vehicle, and Australia as a case study, this book analyses international developments in penality and imprisonment. Authored by some of Australia’s leading penal theorists, the book examines the historical and contemporary influences on the use of the prison, with analyses of colonialism, post colonialism, race, and what they term the ’penal/colonial complex,’ in the construction of imprisonment rates and on the development of the phenomenon of hyperincarceration. The authors develop penal culture as an explanatory framework for continuity, change and difference in prisons and the nature of contested penal expansionism. The influence of transformative concepts such as ’risk management’, ’the therapeutic prison’, and ’preventative detention’ are explored as aspects of penal culture. Processes of normalization, transmission and reproduction of penal culture are seen throughout the social realm. Comparative, contemporary and historical in its approach, the book provides a new analysis of penality in the 21st century.

Prisoners of Culture

Prisoners of Culture
Author: George Albert Pettitt
Pages: 291
ISBN: UVA:X002313235
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Release: 1970
Editor: Macmillan Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781609401085
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Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Prison Culture

Prison Culture
Author: Ellis Finkelstein
Pages: 181
ISBN: UOM:39015032883095
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study aims to offer an interpretation of prison culture. Among the topics covered are the prison service, the rules of relationships, authority, the Christmas rota, the manpower team and the division of accountability and responsibility.

The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture

The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture
Author: Marcus Harmes,Meredith Harmes,Barbara Harmes
Pages: 788
ISBN: 9783030360597
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Release: 2020-02-03
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture will be an essential reference point, providing international coverage and thematic richness. The chapters examine the real and imagined spaces of the prison and, perhaps more importantly, dwell in the uncertain space between them. The modern fixation with ‘seeing inside’ prison from the outside has prompted a proliferation of media visions of incarceration, from high-minded and worthy to voyeuristic and unrealistic. In this handbook, the editors bring together a huge breadth of disparate issues including women in prison, the view from ‘inside’, prisons as a source of entertainment, the real worlds of prison, and issues of race and gender. The handbook will inform students and lecturers of media, film, popular culture, gender, and cultural studies, as well as scholars of criminology and justice.

Prison Life in Popular Culture

Prison Life in Popular Culture
Author: Dawn K. Cecil
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1626372799
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

¿Engaging and revealing.... With authority and clarity, Cecil provides a sensitive analysis of the popular spectacle of prisons in US culture today.¿ ¿Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina ¿Should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand why society thinks the way it does about prisons, prisoners, guards, and punishment.¿ ¿Ray Surette, University of Central Florida Through the centuries, prisons were closed institutions, full of secrets and shrouded in mystery. But modern media culture has opened the gates. Dawn Cecil explores decades of popular culture¿from Golden Age Hollywood films to YouTube videos, from newspapers to beer labels, hip-hop music, and children¿s books¿to reveal how prison imagery shapes our understanding of who commits crimes, why, and how the criminal justice system should respond. Dawn K. Cecil is associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

Cultures of Confinement

Cultures of Confinement
Author: Frank Dikötter,Ian Brown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501721267
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Release: 2018-07-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prisons are on the increase from the United States to China, as ever-larger proportions of humanity find themselves behind bars. While prisons now span the world, we know little about their history in global perspective. Rather than interpreting the prison's proliferation as the predictable result of globalization, Cultures of Confinement underlines the fact that the prison was never simply imposed by colonial powers or copied by elites eager to emulate the West, but was reinvented and transformed by a host of local factors, its success being dependent on its very flexibility. Complex cultural negotiations took place in encounters between different parts of the world, and rather than assigning a passive role to Latin America, Asia, and Africa, the authors of this book point out the acts of resistance or appropriation that altered the social practices associated with confinement. The prison, in short, was understood in culturally specific ways and reinvented in a variety of local contexts examined here for the first time in global perspective.

Scandinavian Penal History Culture and Prison Practice

Scandinavian Penal History  Culture and Prison Practice
Author: Peter Scharff Smith,Thomas Ugelvik
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9781137585295
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Release: 2017-07-28
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book draws on historical and cross-disciplinary studies to critically examine penal practices in Scandinavia. The Nordic countries are often hailed by international observers as ‘model societies’, with egalitarian welfare policies, low rates of poverty, humane social policies and human rights oriented internal agendas. This book, however, paints a much more nuanced picture of the welfare policies, ideologies and social control in strong centralistic states. Based on extensive new empirical data, leading Nordic and international scholars discuss the relationship between prison conditions in Scandinavia and Scandinavian social policy more generally, and argue that it is not always liberating and constructive to be embraced by a powerful welfare state. This book is essential reading for researchers of state punishment in Scandinavia, and it is highly relevant for anyone interested in the ‘Nordic Model’ of social policy.

The School to Prison Pipeline

The School to Prison Pipeline
Author: Nathern Okilwa,Muhammad Khalifa,Felecia Briscoe
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781785601293
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Release: 2017
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edited volume focuses on the role that school climate and disciplinary practices have on the educational and social experiences of students of color. Drawing from quantitative, qualitative, and theoretical studies, it brings to bear a number of topics such as racialized school experiences; criminology, discursive deviance and punishment and carceral studies; urban studies; school administration and leadership; and, a number of critical theorist frameworks. Practical insights are offered to assist administrators, teachers, school counsellors, and other school and non-school based professionals on how to address not only disparities in school discipline, but also create and promote an inclusive, affirming positive school culture and climate. With applications in disciplinary studies and criminology, leadership studies, critical race theory and other critical frameworks, this volume is a valuable resource advancing new theoretical concepts.