Offending Women : Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire. (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Offending Women : Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Offending Women : Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire.

Author: Lynne A Haney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking observations of daily life, she probes the dynamics of power  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Haney, Lynne A.
Offending Women : Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire
Berkeley : University of California Press,c2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne A Haney
ISBN: 9780520945913 0520945913
OCLC Number: 1058624104
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Halftitle --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: An Ethnographic Journey across States --
Part1 In A State Of Dependence --
1. Limited Government: Training Women What to Need --
2. Deconstructing Dependency: needs, Rights, and the Struggle for Entitlement --
3. Hybrid States and Government from a Distance --
Part II In A State Of Recovery --
4. State Therapeutics: Training Women What to Want --
5. The Empowerment Myth: Social Vulnerability as Personal Pathology --
6. The Enemies Within: Fighting the Sisters and numbing the Self --
Conclusion: States of Disentitlement and the Therapeutics of Neoliberalism --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking observations of daily life, she probes the dynamics of power over women's minds and bodies that play out in two such institutions in California. She finds that these "alternative" prisons, contrary to their aims, often end up disempowering women, transforming their social vulnerabilities into personal pathologies, and pushing them into a state of disentitlement. Uncovering the complex gendered underpinning of methods of control and intervention used in the criminal justice system today, Offending Women links that system to broader discussions on contemporary government and state power, asks why these strategies have arisen at this particular moment in time, and considers what forms of citizenship they have given rise to.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.