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Author Useem, Bert.
Title States of siege : U.S. prison riots, 1971-1986 / Bert Useem and Peter Kimball.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, ©1991.

Author Useem, Bert.
Subject Prison riots -- United States -- Case studies.
Prison violence -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies.
Alt Name Kimball, Peter.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 278 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations
Note "First published in 1989 by Oxford University Press."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-272) and index.
Summary This book examines case studies of recent prison riots in five states, including the 1971 radical uprising in Attica, New York, and the infamous 1981 bloodbath at the New Mexico Penitentiary. The most extensive and detailed work yet written on US prison riots, the authors explain the occurrence and variations of riots as a reflection of the administrative breakdown of the prison system within a changing ideological context. A theoretical appendix helps make this work an ideal introduction to sociological theories of collective action.
Contents 1. Introduction; Part I. Prisons and Prison Riots in the 1970s; Part II. Prisons and Prison Riots in the 1980s; Part III. Conclusions; Appendix A. The Context of Breakdown/Deprivation Theory of Protest; Appendix B. Immediate Demands (Attica); Appendix C. Practical Proposals (Attica); Appendix D. Proposals Collected Friday Night (Attica); Appendix E. The James Letter (Attica); Appendix F. The 28 Points (Attica); Appendix G. Sunday Afternoon Ultimatum (Attica); Appendix H. Monday Morning Ultimatum (Attica); Appendix I. Public Appeal by Observers (Attica).
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198022336 (electronic bk.)
0198022336 (electronic bk.)
9780195072716 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0195072715 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0195072715 (pbk.)
OCLC # 84860212
Additional Format Print version: Useem, Bert. States of siege. New York : Oxford University Press, ©1991 9780195072716 (OCoLC)27252650