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Inner Lives: Profiles of African American Women in Prison

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April 2003

Beschreibung

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A nuanced and compelling portrait of the fastest-growing prison population in America, presented in the voices of the women prisoners themselves.

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"Johnson gives these women visibility and voice as they relate their lives, their crimes, and their efforts to remain connected to families and communities...powerful." -- Booklist "Johnson's Inner Lives provides both a serious intervention in the literature on prisons and a venue through which incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Black women can speak for themselves. It challenges readers to take action."--Black Renaissance "Inner Lives soars when the women are allowed to speak for themselves." --Book"Johnson illuminates how the race and gender of African American women affect how they are treated in the American criminal justice system." --The Women's Review of Books "Johnson provides a historical look at African American women in the U.S. criminal justice system from the colonial period to the present." --Law's Social Inquiry
EAN: 9780814742549
ISBN: 0814742548
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 339 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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