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
Sweeney examines how incarcerated women read three popular genres of books-- narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books--to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons, Megan Sweeney
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-323) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn609694689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469604367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62mm8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32191212
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609694689
  • pebcs080789835X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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