Race, Gender, and Punishment From Colonialism to the War on Terror

ISBN-10: 0813539048
ISBN-13: 9780813539041
Edition: 2007
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Description: The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today.

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today.

Jeanne Flavin is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University and co-editor of Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror. She is also a member of the board of directors for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), a non-profit organization which protects the civil rights of women. Proceeds from this book will be shared with NAPW.

Cyndi Banks is currently serving as Associate Vice-Provost/Associate Dean of University College and a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. She teaches courses on a range of subjects with a special focus on criminal justice ethics, juvenile justice, gender and crime, as well as comparative criminology. As well as being an accomplished academic, Dr. Banks in an expert consultant for overseas development projects in the justice sector and, in that capacity, as worked in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Iraq and, most recently, as a juvenile justice specialist with UNICEF in Sudan. In additional to this text, she is the author of four other books and has a new book in press concerned with the experience of institutionalization for juveniles in an institution in Alaska.

Acknowledgments
Introduction. Race, Control, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the Global War on Crime
Colonialism
Situating Colonialism, Race, and Punishment
Ordering the Other: Reading Alaskan Native Culture Past and Present
Colonialism and Its Impact on Mexicans' Experiences of Punishment in the United States
Slavery
Multiple Jeopardy: The Impact of Race, Gender, and Slavery on the Punishment of Women in Antebellum America
"We Must Protect Our Southern Women": On Whiteness, Masculinities, and Lynching
Slavery's Legacy in Contemporary Attempts to Regulate Black Women's Reproduction
Immigration
Immigration, Social Control, and Punishment in the Industrial Era
Identity, Citizenship, and Punishment
Immigration Lockdown before and after 9/11: Ethnic Constructions and Their Consequences
Globalization
The Carceral Contract: From Domestic to Global Governance
Latina Imprisonment and the War on Drugs
Tough Men, Tough Prisons, Tough Times: The Globalization of Supermaximum Secure Prisons
Epilogue. Humanizing Difference: Toward a New Penality
Notes on Contributors
Index

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