The Cultural Prison: Discourse, Prisoners, and Punishment

The Cultural Prison: Discourse, Prisoners, and Punishment

by John M. Sloop
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0817308229

ISBN-13: 9780817308223

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

This study focuses on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and portrayed in the mass media through public arguments.

Overview

This study focuses on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and portrayed in the mass media through public arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817308223
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Studies Rhetoric & Communicati Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
1. Introduction: The Historical Force of Rhetoric and the Disciplinary Force of Culture,
2. Prelude to the Present: American Histories of Punishment,
3. Rehabilitation and the Altruistic Inmate, 1950–1959,
4. The Inmate Divide: Rehabilitation and Immorality, 1960–1968,
5. Rehabilitation, Revolution, and Irrationality, 1969–1974,
6. The Meaning of Just Deserts: Valuing Our Discipline, 1975–1993,
7. Conclusions, Beginnings: Into the Future,
Appendix 1. Theoretical Perspectives,
Appendix 2. Differentiating Eras of Discourse,
Appendix 3. Percentage of Prisoners in State and Federal Prisons by Race and Gender,
Notes,
References,
Index,

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