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Prison Power

Prison Power

How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation

  • Author: Lisa M. Corrigan
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1496809106
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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In the black liberation movement, imprisonment emerged as a key rhetorical, theoretical, and media resource. Imprisoned activists developed tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. Lisa M. Corrigan underscores how imprisonment—a site for both political and personal transformation—shaped movement leaders by influencing their political analysis and organizational strategies. Prison became the critical space for the transformation from civil rights to Black Power, especially as southern civil rights activists faced setbacks. Black Power activists produced autobiographical writings, essays, and letters about and from prison beginning with the early sit-in movement. Examining the iconic prison autobiographies of H. Rap Brown, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Assata Shakur, Corrigan conducts rhetorical analyses of these extremely popular though understudied accounts of the Black Power movement. She introduces the notion of the “Black Power vernacular” as a term for the prison memoirists’ rhetorical innovations, to explain how the movement adapted to an increasingly hostile environment in both the Johnson and Nixon administrations. Through prison writings, these activists deployed narrative features supporting certain tenets of Black Power, pride in blackness, disavowal of nonviolence, identification with the Third World, and identity strategies focused on black masculinity. Corrigan fills gaps between Black Power historiography and prison studies by scrutinizing the rhetorical forms and strategies of the Black Power ideology that arose from prison politics. These discourses demonstrate how Black Power activism shifted its tactics to regenerate, even after the FBI sought to disrupt, discredit, and destroy the movement.

From Black Power to Prison Power

From Black Power to Prison Power

The Making of Jones V. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union

  • Author: D. Tibbs
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137013060
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union to examine the strategies of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation of an inmate labor union.

Power and Resistance in Prison

Power and Resistance in Prison

Doing Time, Doing Freedom

  • Author: T. Ugelvik
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137307862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 277
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This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity.

Discipline & Punish

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819299
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847651348
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 463
  • View: 1182
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'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

From prison to power

From prison to power

  • Author: Emil Lengyel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 360
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Studies of eight statesmen who each served one or more prison sentences for his beliefs but later rose to power in his own country.

Punishment and Prisons

Punishment and Prisons

Power and the Carceral State

  • Author: Joe Sim
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 076196004X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 183
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Joe Sim traces the development of penal strategy over the past three decades, through a critical analysis of the relationship between penal policy and state power. Exploring the contested histories of punishment that are prominent in criminology, and its development in penal policy, the book analyzes four key dimensions of modern penal trends continuity and discontinuity in penal policy and practice, reform and rehabilitation, contesting penal power, and abolitionism. Articulate, innovative, and theoretically informed, Punishment and Prisons offers a critical overview of contemporary penal politics that will prove a compelling addition to the criminological library.

Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory

Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory

Alienation and Power

  • Author: Stephen C. McGuinn
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739194348
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 162
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Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theory develops a new conception of prison infrastructure, organization, and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of culture and morality within the prison environment. Stephen C. McGuinn demonstrates that effective managers prioritize prison workers in order to meet external social demands of imprisonment and internal demands of daily operation. McGuinn argues that prison administrators need to unify prison staff under a new conception of the institution. The exploration of current power structures and their opportunities for improvement provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies.

My Fight for a New Taiwan

My Fight for a New Taiwan

One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

  • Author: Hsiu-lien Lu,Ashley Esarey
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295805056
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 344
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Lu Hsiu-lien�s journey is the story of Taiwan. Through her successive drives for gender equality, human rights, political reform, Taiwan independence, and, currently, environmental protection, Lu has played a key role in Taiwan�s evolution from dictatorship to democracy. The election in 2000 of Democratic Progressive Party leader Chen Shui-bian to the presidency, with Lu as his vice president, ended more than fifty years of rule by the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party). Taiwan�s painful struggle for democratization is dramatized here in the life of Lu, a feminist leader and pro-democracy advocate who was imprisoned for more than five years in the 1980s. Unlike such famous Asian women politicians as Burma�s Aung San Suu Kyi, India�s Indira Gandhi, and Pakistan�s Benazir Bhutto, Lu Hsiu-lien grew up in a family without political connections. Her impoverished parents twice attempted to give her away for adoption, and as an adult she survived cancer and imprisonment, later achieving success as an elected politician�the first self-made woman to serve with such prominence in Asia. My Fight for a New Taiwan�s rich narrative gives readers an insider's perspective on Taiwan�s unique blend of Chinese and indigenous culture and recent social transformation.

The Prisoner Society

The Prisoner Society

Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison

  • Author: Ben Crewe
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019162974X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 544
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While the use of imprisonment continues to rise in developed nations, we have little sociological knowledge of the prison's inner world. Based on extensive fieldwork in a medium-security prison in the UK, HMP Wellingborough, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison provides an in-depth analysis of the prison's social anatomy. It explains how power is exercised by the institution, individualizing the prisoner community and demanding particular forms of compliance and engagement. Drawing on prisoners' life stories, it shows how different prisoners experience and respond to the new range of penal practices and frustrations. It then explains how the prisoner society - its norms, hierarchy and social relationships - is shaped both by these conditions of confinement and by the different backgrounds, values and identities that prisoners bring into the prison environment.

Prisoner Participation in Prison Power

Prisoner Participation in Prison Power

  • Author: J. E. Baker
  • Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 414
  • View: 6961
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From Black Power to Prison Power

From Black Power to Prison Power

The Making of Jones V. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union

  • Author: D. Tibbs
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137013060
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
  • View: 2196
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This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union to examine the strategies of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation of an inmate labor union.

Captive Nation

Captive Nation

Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

  • Author: Dan Berger
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469618249
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 424
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Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

  • Author: Tim Marshall
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501121472
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

The President's Keepers

The President's Keepers

  • Author: Jacques Pauw
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780624083030
  • Category: Abuse of administrative power
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8301
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Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma's compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president's enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal - the president's keepers - ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet? Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg - and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It's a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era. -- from back cover.

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Shakespeare Behind Bars

The Power of Drama In A Women's Prison

  • Author: Jean Trounstine
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466874155
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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A deeply stirring account of one woman's experience teaching drama to women in prison. I began to understand that female prisoners are not "damaged goods" and to recognize that most of these women had toughed it out in a society that favors others-- by gender, class, or race. They are Desdemonas suffering because of jealous men, Lady Macbeths craving the power of their spouses, Portias disguised as men in order to get ahead, and Shylocks who, being betrayed, take the law into their own hands. So writes Jean Trounstine in Shakespeare Behind Bars. In this gripping account, Trounstine, who spent ten years teaching at Framingham Women's Prison in Massachusetts, focuses on six inmates who, each in her own way, discover in the power of great drama a way to transcend the painful constraints of incarceration. We meet: * Dolly, a fiftyish grandmother who brings her knitting to classes and starts a battered-women's group in prison *Bertie, a Jamaican beauty estranged from her homeland, torn with guilt, and shunned for her crime * Kit, a tough, wisecracking con who stirs up trouble whenever she can-- until she's threatened with losing her kids * Rose, an outsider in the prison community who lives with HIV and eventually gains acceptance through drama * Rhonda, a college-educated leader whose life falls apart when her father dies and who struggles in prison to reestablish her roots * Mamie, a nurse in the free world, now the prison gardener who makes cards with poetry and dried flowers and battles her own illness behind bars Shakespeare Behind Bars is a uniquely powerful work that gives voice to forgotten women, sheds a compassionate light on a dark world, and proves the redemptive power of art and education.

Power and Resistance in Prison

Power and Resistance in Prison

Doing Time, Doing Freedom

  • Author: T. Ugelvik
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137307862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 277
  • View: 360
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This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity.

1924

1924

The Year That Made Hitler

  • Author: Peter Ross Range
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316383996
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monster Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf. Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.

The Power of Conviction: My Wrongful Conviction 18 Years in Prison and the Freedom Earned Through Forgiveness and Faith

The Power of Conviction: My Wrongful Conviction 18 Years in Prison and the Freedom Earned Through Forgiveness and Faith

  • Author: James C. Tillman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781630473921
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 200
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James Tillman was stretched out on his basement couch, relaxing after a long day of work at the car wash, the smell of sweet onions and simmering steak filling the air of his modest apartment in the projects of Hartford, Conn. His mother, a bible perched nearby, was softly singing a hymn when she was shaken by the thundering sound of pounding on the front door. It wasn't a knock; it was an act of sheer force. In an instant, the police burst in, lifted James out of his home and shoved him into prison, arresting him for the brutal rape of a young corporate executive. For over 18 years, James professed his innocence, through the investigation, trial, appeals, and to anyone who would listen. Finally, after a series of extraordinary events, the Connecticut Innocence Project took up James' case, eventually winning his freedom--the first person to be exonerated in the state through the use of DNA. This is an inspirational story about the power of conviction: the wrongful conviction that sent James Tillman to prison for over 18 years, and the power of his own conviction that helped him persevere, offer a transformational forgiveness and earn a redemption that is so valued he remarkably calls his experience in prison, "a gift." "The Power of Conviction" is for people who are facing tough times. You will understand that you're not alone, that things can be brutally bad and we can react poorly at times, but where there is love, there is always hope. How did James Tillman endure 18 years of hell in prison? What specific lessons can you learn about the transformational power of forgiveness, love and conviction? When faced with your own challenges in life, what will you choose?