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Working for justice : a handbook of prison education and activism / by members of The Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education Collective (PCARE) ; edited by Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, Jennifer K. Wood.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 365 W926f (Text) 00000105812762 Indiana book Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780252037702 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0252037707 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780252079221 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0252079221 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-249) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Working for justice in an age of mass incarceration / Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, and Jennifer K. Wood. -- Working on the Inside: the Transformational Potential of Prison Education. Kings, warriors, magicians, and lovers: prison theater and alternative performances of masculinity / Jonathan Shailor -- Service-learning in prison facilities: interaction as a source of transformation / Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Edward A. Hinck, and Lesley A. Withers -- Writing your way to freedom: autobiography as inquiry in prison writing workshops / David Coogan. -- Working on the Outside: Building New Selves and Strong Communities. "Courtesy incarceration" : exploring family members' experiences of imprisonment / Brittany L. Peterson, Beth M. Cohen, and Rachel A. Smith -- Serving time by coming home: communicating hope through a reentry court / Jeralyn Faris -- Life after incarceration: exploring identity in reentry programs for women / Nikki H. Nichols. -- Working on the Media: Representations of Prisons and Prison Activism. Challenging the media-incarceration complex through media education / Bill Yousman -- "Prisoners rise, rise, rise!" : Hip hop as a Ciceronian approach to prison protest and community care / Craig Lee Engstrom and Derrick L. Williams. -- Working on the Futures of Prison Activism. "A fate worse than death" : reform, abolition, and life without parole in anti-death penalty discourse / Bryan J. McCann -- "People like us" : a new ethic of prison advocacy in racialized America / Eleanor Novek.
Summary, etc.:
This book contains practical approaches to prison education and advocacy. This collection documents the efforts of the Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education collective (PCARE) to put democracy into practice by merging prison education and activism. Through life-changing programs in a dozen states (Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), PCARE works with prisoners, in prisons, and in communities to reclaim justice from the prison-industrial complex. The materials in this volume present a sweeping inventory of how communities and individuals both within and outside of prisons are marshaling the arts, education, and activism to reduce crime and enhance citizenship. Documenting hands-on case studies that emphasize educational initiatives, successful prison-based programs, and activist-oriented analysis, this book provides readers with real-world answers based on years of pragmatic activism and engaged teaching.
Subject: Prisoners > Education > United States.
Prisoners > Political activity > United States.
Prisoners > Civil rights > United States.
Corrections > United States.

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