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Offending women : power, punishment, and the regulation of desire

Author: Lynne A Haney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province 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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haney, Lynne A. (Lynne Allison), 1967-
Offending women.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009020586
(OCoLC)354854366
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne A Haney
ISBN: 9780520945913 0520945913 1282453459 9781282453456 9786612453458 6612453451
OCLC Number: 586163185
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lynne A. Haney.
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Presents a journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States. This book uncovers the complex gendered under-pinning of methods of control and intervention used in the criminal  Read more...

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"I strongly recommend this book. Haney's account is rich with ethnographic detail that brings life to abstract debates about mode of governance and the state." American Journal Of Sociology / AJS Read more...

 
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