Prison Power

Prison Power

Prison Power

Winner of the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the African American Communication and Culture Division's 2017 Outstanding Book Award, both from the National Communication Association In the black liberation movement, imprisonment emerged as a key rhetorical, theoretical, and media resource. Imprisoned activists developed tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. Lisa M. Corrigan underscores how imprisonment--a site for both political and personal transformation--shaped movement leaders by influencing their political analysis and organizational strategies. Prison became the critical space for the transformation from civil rights to Black Power, especially as southern civil rights activists faced setbacks. Black Power activists produced autobiographical writings, essays, and letters about and from prison beginning with the early sit-in movement. Examining the iconic prison autobiographies of H. Rap Brown, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Assata Shakur, Corrigan conducts rhetorical analyses of these extremely popular though understudied accounts of the Black Power movement. She introduces the notion of the "Black Power vernacular" as a term for the prison memoirists' rhetorical innovations, to explain how the movement adapted to an increasingly hostile environment in both the Johnson and Nixon administrations. Through prison writings, these activists deployed narrative features supporting certain tenets of Black Power, pride in blackness, disavowal of nonviolence, identification with the Third World, and identity strategies focused on black masculinity. Corrigan fills gaps between Black Power historiography and prison studies by scrutinizing the rhetorical forms and strategies of the Black Power ideology that arose from prison politics. These discourses demonstrate how Black Power activism shifted its tactics to regenerate, even after the FBI sought to disrupt, discredit, and destroy the movement.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Lisa M. Corrigan
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2016-11-04
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781496809100


Prison Violence

Prison Violence

Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes violence as a means of resolving conflicts. Yet the crimes perpetrated by prisoners on other prisoners have attracted little interest, and criminological research has contributed little to an understanding of situations in which violence arises in penal institutions. This book seeks to remedy this, and to address and answer a number of key questions: how do features of the prison social setting shape conflicts?; what social norms guide the decision to use violence?; what are the personal and social consequences of spending months or years in places where distrust and anxiety are normal?; how do staff respond to the dangers that are part of daily life in many prisons?; is it possible to identify factors associated with risk and resilience?; and what methods of handling conflicts do prisoners use that could prevent violence? Prison Violence adopts a distinctive approach to answering these questions, and is based on extensive research, including interviews with both victims and perpetrators of prison violence; it pioneers a conflict-centred approach, seeking to understand the pathways into and out of situations where there is potential for violence, focusing on interpersonal and institutional dynamics rather than on individual psychological factors.

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Author : Kimmett Edgar
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-02-04
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781317829102


The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power

THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. ___________________________________ (From the Playboy interview with Jay-Z, April 2003) PLAYBOY: Rap careers are usually over fast: one or two hits, then styles change and a new guy comes along. Why have you endured while other rappers haven't? JAY-Z: I would say that it's from still being able to relate to people. It's natural to lose yourself when you have success, to start surrounding yourself with fake people. In The 48 Laws of Power, it says the worst thing you can do is build a fortress around yourself. I still got the people who grew up with me, my cousin and my childhood friends. This guy right here (gestures to the studio manager), he's my friend, and he told me that one of my records, Volume Three, was wack. People set higher standards for me, and I love it.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Robert Greene
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-09-03
Total Pages : 463 Pages
ISBN : 9781847651341


Power And Resistance In Prison

Power And Resistance In Prison

How can adult men retain their masculinity and sense of self when they, as prisoners, are given less freedom than a child? This book shows how prisoners, through relentless creative entrepreneurship, are able to bend rules and 'fool the system', and thus reclaim their sense of both freedom and manhood. Based on extensive ethnographic field work in Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between forms of power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity in everyday life in prison. The book reveals how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, not passive objects of state power, through various methods including spatial transformations, food related resistance and self-repositioning. It also shows how resistance practices have profound effects on prisoners' ongoing renegotiation of subjectivity within the confines of the penal institution.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Thomas Ugelvik
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2014-10-24
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 1137307854


Prison Land

Prison Land

"Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America offers a geographic excavation of the prison as a set of social relations-including property, work, gender and race-enacted across various spatial forms and landscapes within American life"--

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Genre : SOCIAL SCIENCE
Author : Brett Story
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 1517906873


Discipline And Punish

Discipline And Punish

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-04-18
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780307819291


Engendering Resistance Agency And Power In Women S Prisons

Engendering Resistance Agency And Power In Women S Prisons

This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women often resist the institution simply by trying to maintain an image of control over their own lives. However, their image of themselves as active, reasoning agents is undermined by institutional regimes which encourage traditional, passive, feminine behaviour at the same time as they deny the women their identities and responsibilities as mothers, wives, girlfriends and sisters. Femininity is, therefore, both the form and the goal of women’s imprisonment. Yet paradoxically, femininity also offers the possibility of resistance, because women manage to rebel by appropriating and changing aspects of it.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Mary Bosworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781351940214


From Prison To Power

From Prison To Power

#1 International bestselling author Kent Osbourne helps readers transform their lives by inspiring them to live their best life. Do you have the power to change your life? Yes, you can! In his brand new book, Kent Osbourne shares his insider secret principles that will empower you to overcome all obstacles, trials, tribulations and road blocks in your life. His breakthrough insights, wisdom and encouragement are carefully illustrated within the pages of from prison to power.

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Author : Kent Osbourne
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-07-05
Total Pages : 156 Pages
ISBN : 1722661925


The Prisoner Society

The Prisoner Society

While the use of imprisonment continues to rise in developed nations, we have little sociological knowledge of the prison's inner world. Based on extensive fieldwork in a medium-security prison in the UK, HMP Wellingborough, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison provides an in-depth analysis of the prison's social anatomy. It explains how power is exercised by the institution, individualizing the prisoner community and demanding particular forms of compliance and engagement. Drawing on prisoners' life stories, it shows how different prisoners experience and respond to the new range of penal practices and frustrations. It then explains how the prisoner society - its norms, hierarchy and social relationships - is shaped both by these conditions of confinement and by the different backgrounds, values and identities that prisoners bring into the prison environment.

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Genre : Law
Author : Ben Crewe
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2012-01-19
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9780191629747


Prisoner Of Power

Prisoner Of Power

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Genre : Commercial criminals
Author : Rex Gibson
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070726810