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The Resource Prison life writing : conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system, Simon Rolston

Prison life writing : conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system, Simon Rolston

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Prison life writing : conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system
Title
Prison life writing
Title remainder
conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system
Statement of responsibility
Simon Rolston
Title variation
  • Conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system
  • Conversion and the literary roots of the United States prison system
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first full-length study of prison life writing, this book shows how the autobiographical literature of incarcerated people is consistently based on a conversion narrative, the same narrative that underpins prison rehabilitation. By demonstrating how prison life writing interlocks with institutional power, the book challenges conventional preconceptions about writing behind bars. And yet, imprisoned people often use the conversion narrative like they repurpose other objects in prison: much like the radio motor retooled into a tattoo gun, the conversion narrative is often redefined to serve subversive purposes like questioning the supposed emancipatory role of prison writing, critiquing white supremacy, and reconfiguring what can be said in autobiographical discourse. An interdisciplinary work that brings life writing scholarship into conversation with prison studies and law and literature studies, Prison Life Writing theorizes how life writing works in prison, explains literature's complicated entanglements with institutional power, and demonstrates the political and aesthetic innovations of one of America's most controversial literary genres."--
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NhCcYBP
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1977-
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Rolston, Simon
Dewey number
810.9/9206927
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.P74
LC item number
R65 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Life writing series
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  • Prisoners' writings, American
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners in literature
  • Prisons in literature
  • Conversion in literature
  • Prisons
Label
Prison life writing : conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system, Simon Rolston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life Writing In The Contemporary Carceral State: Writing My Wrongs, A Place To Stand, And The Making Of A "Better Human Being"
  • ch. 5
  • "Love Is Contraband In Hell": Women's Prisons, Life Writing, And Discourses Of Sexuality In Assata And An American Radical
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • ch. 1
  • Conversion And The Story Of The Us Prison
  • ch. 2
  • Treatment Era: African American Prison Life Writing And The Prison Conversion Narrative In George Jackson's Soledad Brother And James Carr S Bad
  • ch. 3
  • From The Treatment Era To The Monster Factory: Carl Panzram's And Jack Henry Abbott's Anticonversion Narratives And The Dawn Of Mass Incarceration
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA28681776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771125185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Prison life writing : conversion and the literary roots of the U.S. prison system, Simon Rolston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life Writing In The Contemporary Carceral State: Writing My Wrongs, A Place To Stand, And The Making Of A "Better Human Being"
  • ch. 5
  • "Love Is Contraband In Hell": Women's Prisons, Life Writing, And Discourses Of Sexuality In Assata And An American Radical
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • ch. 1
  • Conversion And The Story Of The Us Prison
  • ch. 2
  • Treatment Era: African American Prison Life Writing And The Prison Conversion Narrative In George Jackson's Soledad Brother And James Carr S Bad
  • ch. 3
  • From The Treatment Era To The Monster Factory: Carl Panzram's And Jack Henry Abbott's Anticonversion Narratives And The Dawn Of Mass Incarceration
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA28681776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771125185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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