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Title Working for justice : a handbook of prison education and activism / by members of The Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education Collective (PCARE) ; edited by Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, Jennifer K. Wood.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]

Subject Prisoners -- Education -- United States.
Prisoners -- Political activity -- United States.
Prisoners -- Civil rights -- United States.
Corrections -- United States.
Alt Name Hartnett, Stephen J.
Novek, Eleanor.
Wood, Jennifer K.
Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education Collective.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Introduction : Working for justice in an age of mass incarceration / Stephen John Hartnett, Eleanor Novek, and Jennifer K. Wood -- Kings, warriors, magicians, and lovers : prison theater and alternative performances of masculinity / Jonathan Shailor -- Service-learning in prison facilities : interaction as a source of transformation / Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Edward A. Hinck, and Lesley A. Withers -- Writing your way to freedom : autobiography as inquiry in prison writing workshops / David Coogan -- "Courtesy incarceration" : exploring family members' experiences of imprisonment / Brittany L. Peterson, Beth M. Cohen, and Rachel A. Smith -- Serving time by coming home : communicating hope through a reentry court / Jeralyn Faris -- Life after incarceration : exploring identity in reentry programs for women / Nikki H. Nichols -- Challenging the media-incarceration complex through media education / Bill Yousman -- "Prisoners rise, rise, rise!" Hip hop as a Ciceronian approach to prison protest and community care / Craig Lee Engstrom and Derrick L. Williams -- "A fate worse than death" : reform, abolition, and life without parole in anti-death penalty discourse / Bryan J. McCann -- "People like us" : a new ethic of prison advocacy in racialized America / Eleanor Novek.
Summary This book contains practical approaches to prison education and advocacy. This collection documents the efforts of the Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education collective (PCARE) to put democracy into practice by merging prison education and activism. Through life-changing programs in a dozen states (Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), PCARE works with prisoners, in prisons, and in communities to reclaim justice from the prison-industrial complex. The materials in this volume present a sweeping inventory of how communities and individuals both within and outside of prisons are marshaling the arts, education, and activism to reduce crime and enhance citizenship. Documenting hands-on case studies that emphasize educational initiatives, successful prison-based programs, and activist-oriented analysis, this book provides readers with real-world answers based on years of activism and teaching.
Note Text in English.
ISBN 9780252094965 ebook
9780252037702 cloth : acid-free paper
9780252079221 pbk. : acid-free paper
1299610536 (electronic bk.)
9781299610538 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN ebc3414250
OCLC # 844923017
Additional Format Print version: Working for justice Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013] 9780252037702 (cloth : alk. paper) (DLC) 2012046953.

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