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The Big House - Image and Reality of the American Prison (Paperback) Loot Price: R606 Discovery Miles 6 060
The Big House - Image and Reality of the American Prison (Paperback): Stephen D Cox
The Big House - Image and Reality of the American Prison (Paperback): Stephen D Cox

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The Big House - Image and Reality of the American Prison (Paperback)

Stephen D Cox

Series: Icons of America

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"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, maintenance 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.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Icons of America
Release date: December 2014
Authors: Stephen D Cox
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-21508-3
Barcode: 9780300215083
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LSN: 0-300-21508-8

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