Girls Behind Bars: Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces by Suniti SharmaGirls Behind Bars: Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces by Suniti Sharma

Girls Behind Bars: Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces

bySuniti Sharma

Paperback | May 8, 2014

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While scholarship on the education of youth behind bars has largely focused on boys, more than one in three youth arrests in the USA is female, and Girls Behind Bars sets out to address this imbalance. The book offers autobiographies, life-stories, and counter-stories in order to challenge simplistic generalizations and empirical prescriptions. Girls Behind Bars provides the educational community with critical perspectives that examine empiricist epistemologies and positivist methodologies that label certain groups of girls as delinquent and mark them for punitive and corrective treatment behind bars. Sharma opens up the discussion on girls' gender, desire, and sexuality by offering a language for these issues absent in educational discourse. Finally, the book supports calls for educators and practitioners in their desire to envision and create transformative spaces that enable young girls behind bars to reclaim their education. Including a foreword by William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, this important and powerful book gives voice to a neglected, silenced, and misrepresented population - young girls behind bars.
Suniti Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the University of Texas, Brownsville, USA.
Title:Girls Behind Bars: Reclaiming Education in Transformative SpacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 8, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628921773

ISBN - 13:9781628921779


Table of Contents

Foreword William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn 1. Mapping the Journey 2. Foucault's Conditions Without a Subject 3. Making, Unmaking and Resituating the Subject 4. Qualitative Methodology, Critical Autoethnography, and Self-Reflexivity 5. Embodied Life-Stories and Counter-Stories 6. Guilty Readings of Other People's Stories 7. Agents of Change, Not Subjects or Objects of Discourse 8. Girls Behind Bars, Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces Bibliography Index