Demystifying the big house : exploring prison experience and media representations /
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Demystifying the big house : exploring prison experience and media representations /

"Essays in this volume illustrate how shows such as Orange Is the New Black and Oz impact the public's perception of crime rates, the criminal justice system, and imprisonment. Contributors look at prison wives on reality television series, portrayals of death row, breastfeeding while in p...

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Corporate Author: Ebook Central.
Other Authors: Foss, Katherine A., 1980- (Editor)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2018]
Series:Perspectives on crime and justice (Carbondale, Ill.)
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Access:Online version
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Summary:"Essays in this volume illustrate how shows such as Orange Is the New Black and Oz impact the public's perception of crime rates, the criminal justice system, and imprisonment. Contributors look at prison wives on reality television series, portrayals of death row, breastfeeding while in prison, transgender prisoners, and black masculinity. They also examine the ways in which media messages ignore an individual's struggle against an all too frequently biased system and instead dehumanize the incarcerated as violent and overwhelmingly masculine. Together these essays argue media reform is necessary for penal reform, proposing that more accurate media representations of prison life could improve public support for programs dealing with poverty, abuse, and drug addiction--factors that increase the likelihood of criminal activity and incarceration. Scholars from cultural and critical studies, feminist studies, queer studies, African American studies, media studies, sociology, and psychology offer critical analysis of media depictions of prison, bridging the media's portrayals of incarcerated lives with actual experiences and bringing to light forgotten voices in prison narratives" --
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 352 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780809336586
0809336588
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.