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Mothers in Prison

Lana Marlow

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ISBN 10: 3639156803 / ISBN 13: 9783639156805
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180 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.4in.This book, which is based on seven interviews conducted in a Texas womens prison, focuses on stories told by a few of the growing number of mothers incarcerated in American prisons. Incarcerated mothers stories deal with the challenges of motherhood before, during, and after incarceration, offering a nuanced picture of social and psychological contexts that surround disadvantaged mothers with unrealistic social norms. The sum of these womens experiencesmaterial and psychologicaladds up to a counter-narrative critiquing the dominant cultures ideas of what mothers should be and how the system fails to provide opportunities to disadvantaged parents. This study analyzes the rhetorical strategies of incarcerated mothers to determine what strategies silenced groups utilize in the development of counter-narratives. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639156805

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Title: Mothers in Prison

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book, which is based on seven interviews conducted in a Texas women?s prison, focuses on stories told by a few of the growing number of mothers incarcerated in American prisons. Incarcerated mothers? stories deal with the challenges of motherhood before, during, and after incarceration, offering a nuanced picture of social and psychological contexts that surround disadvantaged mothers with unrealistic social norms. The sum of these women?s experiences?material and psychological?adds up to a counter-narrative critiquing the dominant culture?s ideas of what mothers ?should be? and how the system fails to provide opportunities to disadvantaged parents. This study analyzes the rhetorical strategies of incarcerated mothers to determine what strategies silenced groups utilize in the development of counter-narratives.

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Lana Marlow, Ph.D. is Graduate Advisor and Assistant Professor of Communication at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in Rhetoric and a Doctoral Portfolio program in Women?s and Gender Studies.

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