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Behind Bars

Latino/as and Prison in the United States

Editors: Oboler, S. (Ed.)

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This book addresses the complex issue of incarceration of Latino/as and offers a comprehensive overview of such topics as deportations in historical context, a case study of latino/a resistance to prisons in the 70s, the issues of youth and and girls prisons, and the post incarceration experience.

About the authors

SUZANNE OBOLER is Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA and is Editor of Latino Studies, USA.

Reviews

"With this anthology, Oboler and her collaborators have taken a vicious swing at cracking the walls of silence, indifference, and distortion that surround the largest system of criminal injustice in the world. Simply put, with its wide array of individual case studies, and legal, social, and philosophical interventions on civil and human rights discourses, Behind Bars is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary work to date on the sordid reality of the carceral state s pervasive impact on U.S. Latinos. This a must-read for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding not only of how the prison industrial complex intersects with social control, nationhood, immigration policies, and international law and impacts the individual lives of those behind bars, but also of what the very existence of these policies and practices say about us in the so-called free world." - Louis Mendoza, Associate Professor of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction “Viviendo en el olvido …”

    Oboler, Suzanne

    Pages 1-13

  • Latino/as and U.S. Prisons

    Morín, José Luis

    Pages 17-38

  • Pursuant to Deportation

    Hernández, David Manuel

    Pages 39-66

  • “Nuestras vidas corren casi paralelas”

    Gómez, Alan Eladio

    Pages 67-96

  • The Racial Politics of Youth Crime

    Rios, Victor M.

    Pages 97-111

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10147-0
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Hardcover $120.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61924-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $45.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61949-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behind Bars
Book Subtitle
Latino/as and Prison in the United States
Editors
  • S. Oboler
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Suzanne Oboler
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10147-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230101470
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61924-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-61949-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics