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Auteur: Law, Victoria
Titel: Resistance Behind Bars 2nd edition
Sub titel: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women

In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security prison at Bedford Hills staged what is known as the August Rebellion. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women fought off guards, held hostages, and took over sections of the prison. While many have heard of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the August Rebellion remains relatively unknown. Resistance Behind Bars is determined to change such oversights. As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, Resistance documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S. Emphasizing women's agency in resisting the conditions of their confinement through forming peer education groups, clandestinely arranging ways for children to visit mothers, and raising public awareness about their lives, `Resistance Behind Bars' seeks to spark further discussion and research into the lives of incarcerated women and galvanize much-needed outside support for their struggles.This updated and revised edition includes a new chapter about transgender, transsexual, intersex, and gender-variant people in prison.
2012, 288 pag., Euro 19,95
PM Press, Oakland, ISBN 9781604865837


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