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

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

Author: Lynne A Haney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Haney examines two California programs for incarcerated mothers, Alliance and Vision. Both were private programs funded by the government, both housed the women and their children in alternative, community-based prisons, but their management and treatment approaches were very different. Haney describes the programs, the philosophies underlying them, the treatment they offered, and how they failed, arguing that these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haney, Lynne A. (Lynne Allison), 1967-
Offending women.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009020586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne A Haney
OCLC Number: 820546307
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 p.)
Contents: Introduction: An Ethnographic Journey across States. --
Part I. 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. --
7. Conclusion: states of disentitlement and the therapeutics of neoliberalism.
Responsibility: Lynne A. Haney.


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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