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The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In Race, Gender, and Punishment, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars toThe disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In Race, Gender, and Punishment, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation. Contributors point to four major factors that have impacted public sentiment and criminal justice policy: colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. In doing so they reveal how practices of punishment not only need particular ideas about race to exist, but they also legitimate them. The essays unearth troubling evidence that testifies to the nation's brutally racist past, and to white Americans' continued fear of and suspicion about racial and ethnic minorities. The legacy of slavery on punishment is considered, but also subjects that have received far less attention such as how colonizers' notions of cultural superiority shaped penal practices, the criminalization of reproductive rights, the link between citizenship and punishment, and the global export of crime control strategies. Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as such a racist institution....

Title : Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror
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ISBN : 9780813539034
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror Reviews

  • Taruia
    2018-10-26 14:17

    This book started so well I was desperate to like it. Separately the chapters were well done, but as an edited work there seems to be a lot of repetition and peculiar groupings of chapters. Overall, as the title may suggest, the book looks at race, gender and punishment - so far so good. However the section 'colonialism' didn't work so well, because whilst colonialism was mentioned by chapter authors, little attempt was made to distinguish what they meant by 'colonialism' (post-, setttler-, etc). This was problematic because chapters could make mention of colonialism and then talk about something else for the remainder of the chapter. This got infuriating very quickly.

  • Mills College Library
    2018-10-24 14:43

    364.60809 R1186 2007