Waiting At The Prison Gate: Women, Identity And The Russian Penal System by Judith PallottWaiting At The Prison Gate: Women, Identity And The Russian Penal System by Judith Pallott

Waiting At The Prison Gate: Women, Identity And The Russian Penal System

byJudith Pallott

Hardcover | January 30, 2017

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The Russian Federation has one of the largest prison populations in the world. Women in particular are profoundly affected by the imprisonment of a family member. Families and Punishment in Russia details the experiences of these women-be they wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters-who, as relatives of Russia's three-quarters of a million prisoners, are the "invisible victims" of the country's harsh penal policy. A pioneering work that offers a unique lens through which various aspects of life in twenty-first century Russia can be observed: the workings of criminal sub-cultures; societal attitudes to parenthood, marriage and marital fidelity; young women's quests for a husband; nostalgia for the Soviet period; state strategies towards dealing with political opponents; and the social construction of gender roles.
Judith Pallot is a Professor of the Human Geography of Russia, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford. Her interest in Russia spans four decades and she is a regular commentator for the media - including BBC Radio 4, Women's Hour, Radio Free Europe and NBC (Canada) - on questions of the Russian penal system. She is t...
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Title:Waiting At The Prison Gate: Women, Identity And The Russian Penal SystemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784536601

ISBN - 13:9781784536602

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