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The Resource The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox

The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox

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The big house : image and reality of the American prison
Title
The big house
Title remainder
image and reality of the American prison
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Cox
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""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, mainenance 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"--Jacket
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N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox
Label
The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npcvr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
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
Contents
Touring the institution -- How to build a big house -- Your life as a convict -- The art of humiliation -- Sex -- You built it, now try to run it -- A tale of two prisons -- Rajahs and reformers -- Prisons you can't tear down
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Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages, [22] pages of plates)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300154955
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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