The Resource The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox

The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox

Label
The big house : image and reality of the American prison
Title
The big house
Title remainder
image and reality of the American prison
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Cox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""The Big House" is America's idea of the prison - a huge, tough, ostentatiously oppressive pile of rock, bristling with rules and punishments, overwhelming in size and the intent to intimidate. Stephen Cox tells the story of the American prison - its politics, its sex, its violence, its inability to control itself - and its idealization in American popular culture. This book investigates both the popular images of prison and the realities behind them : problems of control and discipline, mainenance and reform, power and sexuality. It conveys an awareness of the limits of human and institutional power, and of the symbolic and iconic qualities the "Big House" has attained in America's understanding of itself"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9469
LC item number
.C694 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
Label
The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 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
Touring the institution -- How to build a big house -- Your life as a convict -- The art of humiliation -- Sex -- You built it, now try to run it -- A tale of two prisons -- Rajahs and reformers -- Prisons you can't tear down
Control code
ocn586098215
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages, [22] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300154955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113fst
  • f9d8594f-893c-4763-8e59-aa98ca665263
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32223729
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)586098215
  • pebcs030015495X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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