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Breaking Women

Author : Jill A. McCorkel
ISBN : 9780814764978
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology Finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. As a result, women’s prisons in the US have suffered perhaps the most drastically from the overcrowding and recurrent budget crises that have plagued the penal system since harsher drugs laws came into effect. In Breaking Women, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly affected those incarcerated there, and how the very nature of punishment in women’s detention centers has been deeply altered as a result. Through compelling interviews with prisoners and state personnel, McCorkel reveals that popular so-called “habilitation” drug treatment programs force women to accept a view of themselves as inherently damaged, aberrant addicts in order to secure an earlier release. These programs were created as a way to enact stricter punishments on female drug offenders while remaining sensitive to their perceived feminine needs for treatment, yet they instead work to enforce stereotypes of deviancy that ultimately humiliate and degrade the women. The prisoners are left feeling lost and alienated in the end, and many never truly address their addiction as the programs’ organizers may have hoped. A fascinating and yet sobering study, Breaking Women foregrounds the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives. Instructor's Guide
Category: Social Science

Breaking The Rules

Author : Marcia Hill
ISBN : 9781317713050
Genre : Law
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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them. Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes ‘other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at: the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for women Mapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.
Category: Law

Women Breaking Boundaries

Author : Janet Kalven
ISBN : 0791443310
Genre : Social Science
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Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail—an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.
Category: Social Science

Breaking The Brass Ceiling

Author : Dorothy Moses Schulz
ISBN : 0275981800
Genre : Political Science
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Profiles the top women cops and their rise to the top of their departments.
Category: Political Science

Breaking The Wave Women Their Organizations And Feminism 1945 1985

Author : Kathleen A. Laughlin
ISBN : 9781136909221
Genre : History
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Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white middle-class organizers and the "womanism" of Harlem consumers in the immediate postwar period, to the utopian feminism of Massachusetts lesbian softball league founders and environmentally minded feminists in the 1970s and 1980s, Breaking the Wave documents a continuity of activism in both national and local organizing that creates a new discussion, and a new paradigm, for twentieth century women’s history. Contributors: Jacqueline L. Castledine, Susan K. Freeman, Julie A. Gallagher, Marcia Gallo, Sally J. Kenney, Rebecca M. Kluchin, Kathleen A. Laughlin, Lanethea Mathews, Catherine E. Rymph, Julia Sandy-Bailey, Jennifer A. Stevens, Janet Weaver, and Leandra Zarnow.
Category: History

Breaking The Political Glass Ceiling

Author : Barbara Palmer
ISBN : 9780415950886
Genre : Political Science
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With the most comprehensive data that exists on women and congressional elections, Palmer and Simon explore the American "political glass ceiling" – how incumbency, strategy and redistricting effect the success of women candidates for Congress.
Category: Political Science

Breaking Barriers

Author : Parvathi Menon
ISBN : UVA:X030154949
Genre : Feminism
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In this era of 'globalization', we hear a great deal about a 'new imperialism', the hegemony of global capital and its chief enforcer, the US. Today, with the US promising an endless 'war against terrorism' and a policy of 'preemptive defence', this notion seems more plausible than ever. But what does imperialism mean in the absence of colonial conquest and direct imperial rule?
Category: Feminism

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Author : Ann M. Morrison
ISBN : 0201627027
Genre : Business & Economics
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The ground-breaking study of women executives in fortune 100-sized companies, updated for the 1990s
Category: Business & Economics

Women In Sports Breaking Barriers Facing Obstacles 2 Volumes

Author : Adrienne N. Milner
ISBN : 9781440851254
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 74.75 MB
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Covering a breadth of topics surrounding the current state of women in sports, this two-volume collection taps current events, sociological and feminist theory, and recent research to contextualize women's experiences in sports within a patriarchal society and highlight areas for improvement. • Includes contributions from a wide variety of athletes and scholars from around the world and comprises content edited by two editors of different sexes and races • Challenges conventional wisdom surrounding women's place and treatment in sport as female athletes continue to break sex barriers and shatter previous expectations regarding their ability to compete against men • Relates topics of sexism, gender expectations, and discrimination to key issues within the larger social structure
Category: Sports & Recreation

Breaking Through Grass Ceiling

Author : Margaret Alston
ISBN : 9781134436057
Genre : Business & Economics
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Business & Economics