The Resource Voices from American prisons : faith, education and healing, Kaia Stern, (electronic resource)

Voices from American prisons : faith, education and healing, Kaia Stern, (electronic resource)

Label
Voices from American prisons : faith, education and healing
Title
Voices from American prisons
Title remainder
faith, education and healing
Statement of responsibility
Kaia Stern
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that specific religious and racial ideologies - notions of sin, evil and otherness - continue to shape our relationship to crime and punishment through contemporary penal policy. Inspired by people who have lived, worked, and studied in U.S. prisons, Stern invites us to rethink the current 'punishment crisis' in the United States. Based on in-depth interviews with people who were incarcerated, as well as extensive conversations with students, teachers, corrections staff, and prison administrators, the book introduces the voices of those who have participated in the few remaining post-secondary education programs that exist behind bars. Drawing on individual narrative and various modern day case examples, Stern focuses on dehumanization, resistance, and community transformation. She demonstrates how prison education is essential, can provide healing, and yet is still not enough to interrupt mass incarceration. In short, this book explores the possibility of transformation from a retributive punishment system to a system of justice. The book's engaging, human accounts and multidisciplinary perspective will appeal to criminologists, sociologists, historians, theologians and scholars of education alike. Voices from American Prisons will also capture general readers who are interested in learning about a timely and often silenced reality of contemporary modern society"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8883.3.U5
LC item number
S74 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Voices from American prisons : faith, education and healing, Kaia Stern, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocn881607651
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415819398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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620316
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not applicable
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.b34458931
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881607651
  • ebl1136692487

Library Locations

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