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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

Label
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
Title variation
Image and reality of the American prison
Creator
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"-- from book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Stephen D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9469
LC item number
.C69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • Corrections
Label
The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-211) and index
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
Control code
313017824
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300124194
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008329
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)313017824
Label
The big house : image and reality of the American prison, Stephen Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-211) and index
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
Control code
313017824
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300124194
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008329
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)313017824

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