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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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Winner of the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the African American Communication and Culture Division's 2017 Outstanding Book Award, both from the National Communication Association 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.

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.

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.

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
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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.

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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Stephen C. McGuinn develops a conception of prison infrastructure and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of prison culture. This study provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies.

The Law Reports

The Law Reports

the public general statutes

  • Author: Great Britain
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Prison Masculinities

Prison Masculinities

  • Author: Donald F. Sabo,Terry Allen Kupers,Willie James London
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566398169
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 279
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This book explores the frightening ways our prisons mirror the worst aspects of society-wide gender relations. It is part of the growing research on men and masculinities. The collection is unusual in that it combines contributions from activists, academics, and prisoners. The opening section, which features an essay by Angela Davis, focuses on the historical roots of the prison system, cultural practices surrounding gender and punishment, and the current expansion of corrections into the "prison-industrial complex." The next section examines the dominant or subservient roles that men play in prison and the connections between this hierarchy and male violence. Another section looks at the spectrum of intimate relationships behind bars, from rape to friendship, and another at physical and mental health. The last section is about efforts to reform prisons and prison masculinities, including support groups for men. It features an essay about prospects for post-release success in the community written by a man who, after doing time in Soledad and San Quentin, went on to get a doctorate in counseling. The contributions from prisoners include an essay on enforced celibacy by Mumia Abu-Jamal, as well as fiction and poetry on prison health policy, violence, and intimacy. The creative contributions were selected from the more than 200 submissions received from prisoners. Author note: Don Sabo, Professor of Social Sciences at D'Youville College in Buffalo, is author or editor of five books, most recently, with David Gordon, Men's Health and Illness: Gender, Power, and the Body and, with Michael Messner, Sex, Violence, and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity. Sabo has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, and Donahue. Terry A. Kupers, M.D., a psychiatrist, teaches at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of four books, editor of a fifth. His latest books are Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It and Revisioning Men's Lives: Gender, Intimacy, and Power. Kupers has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen cases on conditions of confinement and mental health services. Willie London, a published poet, is General Editor of the prison publication Elite Expressions. He is currently an inmate at Eastern Corrections. For nine years he was a prisoner at Attica.

The American Prison

The American Prison

Issues in Research and Policy

  • Author: Lynne Goodstein,Doris L. MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468456520
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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Despite the dire forecasts of others who had themselves edited books, we proceeded with the project of an edited volume on the American prison, although with more than a little trepidation. We had heard the horror stories of authors turning in their chapters months or years late or never at all, of publishers delaying publication dates, of volumes that read more like patchwork quilts than finely loomed cloth. As if to prove the others wrong, our experience in editing this volume has been mar velous, and we think the volume reflects this. Most likely, the success of our experience and of the volume stems from two elements: first, the professionalism and commitment of the authors themselves; and second, the fact that early in the life of this volume, most of the authors convened for a conference to critique and coordinate the chapters. This book brings together an illustrious group of criminologists and correctional scholars who wrote chapters explicitly for this volume. Co hesiveness was furthered by the charge we gave to each author to (1) present the major issues, (2) review the empirical research, and (3) dis cuss the implications of this work for present and future correctional policy. The goal of this project was to examine the major correctional issues facing prison systems. The chapters scrutinize the issues from the perspective of the system and the individual, from theory to practical and daily management problems, from legal to psychological concerns.