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Working for Justice A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

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ISBN-10: 0252079221

ISBN-13: 9780252079221

Edition: 2013

Authors: Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, Jennifer K. Wood

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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. Based on years of pragmatic activism and engaged teaching, 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,Working for Justiceprovides readers with real-world answers based on years of pragmatic activism and engaged teaching. Contributors are David Coogan, Craig Lee Engstrom, Jeralyn Faris, Stephen John Hartnett, Edward A. Hinck, Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Bryan J. McCann, Nikki H. Nichols, Eleanor Novek, Brittany L. Peterson, Jonathan Shailor, Rachel A. Smith, Derrick L. Williams, Lesley A. Withers, Jennifer K. Wood, and Bill Yousman.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Working for Justice in an Age of Mass Incarceration
Working on the Inside: The Transformative Potential of Prison Education
Kings, Warriors, Magicians, and Lovers: Prison Theater and Alternative Performances of Masculinity
Service-Learning in Prison Facilities: Interaction as a Source of Transformation
Writing Your Way to Freedom: Autobiography as Inquiry in Prison Writing Workshops
Working on the Outside: Building New Selves and Strong Communities
"Courtesy Incarceration": Exploring Family Members' Experiences of Imprisonment
Serving Time by Coming Home: Communicating Hope through a Reentry Court
Life After Incarceration: Exploring Identity in Reentry Programs for Women
Working on the Media: Representations of Prisons and Prison Activism
Challenging the Media-Incarceration Complex through Media Education
"Prisoners Rise, Rise, Rise!" Hip Hop as a Ciceronian Approach to Prison Protest and Community Care
Working on the Futures of Prison Activism
"A Fate Worse than Death": Reform, Abolition, and Life without Parole in Anti-Death Penalty Discourse
"People Like Us": A New Ethic of Prison Advocacy in Racialized America
Bibliography
Contributors
Index