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The Resource Resistance behind bars : the struggles of incarcerated women, by Victoria Law ; [introduction by Laura Whitehorn]

Resistance behind bars : the struggles of incarcerated women, by Victoria Law ; [introduction by Laura Whitehorn]

Label
Resistance behind bars : the struggles of incarcerated women
Title
Resistance behind bars
Title remainder
the struggles of incarcerated women
Statement of responsibility
by Victoria Law ; [introduction by Laura Whitehorn]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security prison at Bedford Hills staged what is known as the August Rebellion. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage, and took over sections of the prison. While many have heard of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the August Rebellion remains relatively unknown even in activist circles. Resistance Behind Bars is determined to challenge and change such oversights. As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, Resistance documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S. Emphasizing women's agency in resisting the conditions of their confinement through forming peer education groups, clandestinely arranging ways for children to visit mothers in distant prisons and raising public awareness about their lives, Resistance seeks to spark further discussion and research into the lives of incarcerated women and galvanize much-needed outside support for their struggles
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Law, Vikki
Dewey number
365.640820973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6046
LC item number
.L39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • Women prisoners
  • Prison riots
  • Women prisoners
  • Women prisoners
Label
Resistance behind bars : the struggles of incarcerated women, by Victoria Law ; [introduction by Laura Whitehorn]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unlikely Communities -- Barriers to Basic Care -- Mothers and Children -- Sexual Abuse -- Education -- Women's Work -- Grievances, Lawsuits and the Power of the Media -- Breaking the Silence -- Resistance Among Women in Immigrant Detention -- Some Historical Background
Control code
ocn796279553
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781604865837
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012913619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)796279553
Label
Resistance behind bars : the struggles of incarcerated women, by Victoria Law ; [introduction by Laura Whitehorn]
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unlikely Communities -- Barriers to Basic Care -- Mothers and Children -- Sexual Abuse -- Education -- Women's Work -- Grievances, Lawsuits and the Power of the Media -- Breaking the Silence -- Resistance Among Women in Immigrant Detention -- Some Historical Background
Control code
ocn796279553
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781604865837
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012913619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)796279553

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