Women in Prison : Gender and Social Control
This title explores how the gender-based attitudes that women bring to prison frame how they respond to the prison environment - and how gender stereotypes continue to affect the treatment and opportunities of incarcerated women today.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 149.9 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
- 01 Aug 2003
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Introduction: The Difference ""Difference"" Makes - J. Thomas. ""Doing Gender"" in a Women's Prison - B. Zaitzow. ""Gun Molls"" and ""Fallen Women"" - E. Heffernan. Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance - K.J. Ferraro and A. M. Moe. Abused Women and Incarceration - L.B. Girshick. Imprisoned Mothers and Their Children - S.F. Sharp and M.E. Eriksen. Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Prison - M. Bosworth. Parallels in the Prison Experiences of Men and Women - R.S. Jones and T. Schmid. Ultra Masculine Stereotypes and Violence in the Control of Female Inmates - F. Lutze. Conclusion: Moving Forward - J. Thomas.
"An excellent contribution to the study of women in prison. All the authors represent a fresh point of view with a distinctive voice." - Barbara Owen; "Provides a unique way to examine gender and social control in women's prisons and at the same time challenges existing penal philosophies." - Susan Miller