Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States
Suzanne Oboler, "Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States"
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | 2009 | ISBN: 0230619495 | PDF | 308 pages | 1.9 MB
Prisons and the multiple ways that Latino/as have developed to combat the pervasive inhumane acts visited on them are the core of this anthology. Its combination of scholarly presentations, interviews, poetry, visual arts, and narratives of the inmates' lived experiences situates the realities of prison and its aftermath in the discussion about the ideals of individual freedom and rights. The authors highlight the attempts to normalize the systematic dehumanization of incarcerated Latino/as by "walling off" and sanitizing the urgent problems their very presence inevitably poses. This book argues for the societal responsibility to uphold the dignity of all peoples, irrespective of their histories and status in their respective societies.FileSonic
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