In the Mix: Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The title, "In the Mix", describes the contours of prison culture and its themes of trouble, programming and relationships. Common themes, such as the impact of substance use, limited economic opportunity, patriarchy, survival on the streets and in the prison, thread through the individual chapters. Owen argues that prison culture for women is tied directly to the role of women in society as well as a dynamic social structure that is shaped by the conditions of women's lives in prison and in the "free world".
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Women, Crime, and Criminology Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Barbara Owen is Professor of Criminology at California State University-Fresno. She is the author of The Reproduction of Social Control: A Study of Prison Workers at San Quentin.
Table of ContentsAn Introductory Note
1. In the Mix: Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison
2. A Quasi-Ethnography of Women in Prison: An Overview of Methods
3. Pathways to Imprisonment: Women's Lives before Incarceration
4. Time and Place
5. Relationships Inside and Out
6. The Mix: The Culture of Imprisoned Women
Subject Index Author Index