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The Resource Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons, Megan Sweeney

Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons, Megan Sweeney

Label
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons
Title
Reading is my window
Title remainder
books and the art of reading in women's prisons
Statement of responsibility
Megan Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book represents a significant contribution to interdisciplinary research focused on women prisoners' reading habits and attempts at self-education and improvement. Sweeney (English and Afroamerican and African Studies, Univ. of Michigan) interviewed 94 women prisoners and collected data on their experiences reading behind bars. Along the way, she provides insight into the history of reading and education in the U.S. penal system, attitudes toward African American urban fiction, and the gender and race politics of corrections. She details how reading and library service can be used as instruments of control by prison authorities and how prisoners still manage to use reading as a tool for self-improvement. In-depth portraits of two women prisoners show the positive impact reading can have despite a lack of educational programs
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeney, Megan
Dewey number
365/.66
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.S94 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • Books and reading
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Weibliche Gefangene
  • Bildungsinteresse
  • Lektüre
  • USA
  • USA
  • Prisoners, Female
Label
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons, Megan Sweeney
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=30357
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tell me what you read, I will tell you what you are : reading and education in U.S. penal history -- The underground book railroad : material dimensions of reading -- Between a politics of pain and a politics of pain's disavowal -- Fear of books : reading urban fiction -- To set the captives free : self-help reading practices -- Encounters : the meeting ground of books -- Conclusion. This really isn't a rehabilitation place : policy considerations
Control code
ocn430522897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780807898352
Lccn
2009032387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o430522897
  • (OCoLC)430522897
Label
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons, Megan Sweeney
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=30357
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tell me what you read, I will tell you what you are : reading and education in U.S. penal history -- The underground book railroad : material dimensions of reading -- Between a politics of pain and a politics of pain's disavowal -- Fear of books : reading urban fiction -- To set the captives free : self-help reading practices -- Encounters : the meeting ground of books -- Conclusion. This really isn't a rehabilitation place : policy considerations
Control code
ocn430522897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780807898352
Lccn
2009032387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o430522897
  • (OCoLC)430522897

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