Race, gender, and punishment: from colonialism to the war on terror

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Rutgers University Press, 2007 - History - 232 pages
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In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation.

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Mary Bosworth is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. Her research interests include prisons, race, and gender. She is the author of "Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons" (1999).


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.

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