Women in Prison: Gender and Social Control

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Mitchell A. Seligson, Barbara H. Zaitzow, Jim Thomas, John T. Passe-Smith
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003 - 251 Seiten
It is old news that the conditions and policies of women's prisons are different from those for incarcerated men. Less evident, however, is how gender differences shape those policies, and how gender identity and roles shape women's adaptation and resistance to prison culture and control. The papers in this collection explore how the gender-based attitudes that women bring to prison frame how they respond to the prison environment -- and how gender stereotypes continue to affect the treatment and opportunities of incarcerated women today. It looks particularly at how the personal and social problems imported into the prison setting become part of the intricate web of prison culture and how extensively women's prison experience reflects the control and domination they experienced in the outside world.
 

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Doing Gender in a Womens Prison
21
Gendered Perceptions of Dangerous
39
Womens Stories of Survival and Resistance
65
Abused Women and Incarceration
95
Imprisoned Mothers and Their Children
119
Gender Race and Sexuality in Prison
137
Richard S Jones and Thomas J Schmid
155
Ultramasculine Stereotypes and Violence in
183
Moving Forward
205
References
215
The Contributors
239
About the Book 251
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