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

Author: Lynne Allison Haney
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif ; London : University of California Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book tells about the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. The author 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. The author shows the dynamics of power over women's minds and bodies that play out in two such institutions in California. She  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Allison Haney
ISBN: 0520261909 9780520261907 0520261917 9780520261914
OCLC Number: 833292756
Description: xii, 287 p. ; 23 cm
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.


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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