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Prisons and Palliative Politics

Ami Harbin

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the death of prisoners from illness in prison. It brings together first-person accounts and other research on the experiences of aging, being ill, and dying in prison, with and ... More


Sport and Celebration in the Popular Culture of Punishment

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses sports in Texas and California prisons. Athletic programs in Texas and California state prison systems grew from small programs to large-scale organized events and celebrations ... More


We Took the Weight Incarcerated Writers and Artists in the Black Arts Movement

Lee Bernstein

in America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833872
eISBN:
9781469604046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898321_bernstein.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the time when prison rehabilitative efforts seemed too narrow to the point where trying to scare people straight was the most visible prison program in the country. At the ... More


Introduction: The Passing Strangeness of Shakespeare in America

Ayanna Thompson

in Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385854
eISBN:
9780190252793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385854.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare and race in American popular culture by focusing on specific moments in contemporary film, novels, theater, prison programs, programs ... More


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