Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility

Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility

by Tony Gaskew
Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility

Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility

by Tony Gaskew

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Overview

Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility describes a prison-based education pedagogy designed to address a prevalent racial politics of shaming, self-segregation, and transgenerational learned helplessness. So many incarcerated black men face insurmountable psychosocial obstacles when attempting to make the successful transition back into ownership of their lives. Tony Gaskew confronts the issue of redemption and reconciliation head-on by critically examining the “triads of culpability” when it comes to crime and justice in America: (1) of those who commit crimes; (2) of those who enforce criminal laws; and (3) of those who stand by and do nothing. He explores the growth of a black counterculture of crime that has created modern-day killing fields across urban neighborhoods and challenges the incarcerated black men trapped within its socially constructed lies, helping them to draw upon the strength of their cultural privilege to transform from criminal offender into incarcerated student.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739183120
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tony Gaskew is associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Killing Fields of Chicago Chapter 2: Uncovering Black Cultural Privilege Chapter 3: The Great White Shark Chapter 4: Jim Crow Jr. Chapter 5: Are You a 30 Percenter or a 70 Percenter?

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