Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States by S. ObolerBehind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States by S. Oboler

Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States

byS. Oboler

Paperback | December 30, 2009

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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.
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.
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Title:Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.64 inPublished:December 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619495

ISBN - 13:9780230619494

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Table of Contents

Vivir en el olvido: Behind Bars-Latino/as and Prison in the United States; S.Oboler Latinas/os and US Prisons: Trends and Challenges; J.L.Morín Pursuant to Deportation: Latinos and Immigrant Detention; D.M.Hernández 'Nuestras vidas corren casi paralelas': Chicanos, Independentistas, and the Prison Rebellions in Leavenworth, 1969-1972; A.E.Gómez The Racial Politics of Youth Crime; V.M.Ríos Latinas in U.S. Juvenile Detention: Turning Adversity to Advantage; L.Schaffner Lost Votes, Lost Bodies, Lost Jobs: The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Latino Civic Engagement; J.Cartagena Checkpoint in Montebello: Inciting Riots, Up Against the Wall and Earning the Right to be on the Street with Signs that Say, 'Retén'; M.Castillo The Interpreter as a Bridge: Language Issues in Chicago's Cook County Jail; L.E.Garcia Interpreting After the Largest Ice Raid in U.S. History: A Personal Account; E.Camayd-Freixas Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind; D.Valderruten Closing The Gap: Mentoring Latina Students to Reach Out to Incarcerated Latinas; M.Esparza Latino Visual Culture Behind Bars: Artistic Inspiration and Redemption Within the Bowels of Despair; V.A.Sorell 'I Was Armed with My Dignity Intact': An Interview with raúlrsalinas; A.E.Gómez Peltier I; P.II-raúlrsalinas 'Estoy Como Cuero de Jicotéa, Que Ni Las Balas Me Pasan': An Interview with Rafael Cancel Miranda; G.T.Rivera La Alegría de Tener Vergüenza; R.C.Miranda Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Prisoners: Ethical and Methodological Considerations, Collaborative Research Methods and Case Studies; J.Díaz-Cotto Chicano Convicts, Human Rights Regimes and a New Paradigm for Prisoner Rights Activism Today; B.V.Olguín

Editorial 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