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The Resource Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons, Ethan Blue

Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons, Ethan Blue

Label
Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons
Title
Doing time in the depression
Title remainder
everyday life in Texas and California prisons
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Blue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around the country and the world--overwhelmingly poor, disproportionately non-white, and displaced by economic crisis. Ethan Blue paints a vivid portrait of everyday life inside Texas and California's penal systems. Each element of prison life--from numbing boredom to hard labor, from meager pleasure in popular culture to crushing pain from illness or violence--demonstrated a contest between keepers and the kept. From the moment they arrived to the day they would leave, inmates struggled over the meanings of race and manhood, power and poverty, and of the state itself. In this richly layered account, Blue compellingly argues that punishment in California and Texas played a critical role in producing a distinctive set of class, race, and gender identities in the 1930s, some of which reinforced the social hierarchies and ideologies of New Deal America, and others of which undercut and troubled the established social order. He reveals the underside of the modern state in two very different prison systems, and the making of grim institutions whose power would only grow across the century
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Blue, Ethan
Dewey number
365/.976409043
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.C2
LC item number
B58 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American history and culture
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  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • California
  • Texas
  • Strafvollzug
  • Alltag
  • Texas
  • Kalifornien
Label
Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons, Ethan Blue
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of bodies and borders : the demography of incarceration -- Work in the walled city : labor and discipline in California's prisons -- From can see to can't : agricultural labor and industrial reform on Texas penal plantations -- Shifting markets of power : building tenders, con bosses, queens, and guards -- Thirty minutes behind the walls : prison radio and the popular culture of punishment -- Sport and celebration in the popular culture of punishment -- A dark cloud would go over : death and dying -- Going home
Control code
775685221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814709412
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40020553094
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22573/ctt8jw43r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775685221
Label
Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons, Ethan Blue
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of bodies and borders : the demography of incarceration -- Work in the walled city : labor and discipline in California's prisons -- From can see to can't : agricultural labor and industrial reform on Texas penal plantations -- Shifting markets of power : building tenders, con bosses, queens, and guards -- Thirty minutes behind the walls : prison radio and the popular culture of punishment -- Sport and celebration in the popular culture of punishment -- A dark cloud would go over : death and dying -- Going home
Control code
775685221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814709412
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40020553094
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jw43r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775685221

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