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

Author: Lynne Haney
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Haney
ISBN: 1282453459 9781282453456 9786612453458 6612453451 0520945913 9780520945913
OCLC Number: 1241895027
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (301 p.)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: An Ethnographic Journey Across States --
Limited Government: Training Women What To Need --
Deconstructing Dependency: Needs,Rights,And The Struggle For Entitlement --
Hybrid States And Government From A Distance --
State Therapeutics: Training Women What To Want --
The Empowerment: Myth Social Vulnerability As Personal Pathology --
The Enemies Within: Fighting The Sisters And Numbing The Self --
Conclusion States Of Disentitlement And The Therapeutics Of Neoliberalism --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Lynne Haney.

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.

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