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The Resource Prison writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield

Prison writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield

Label
Prison writing of Latin America
Title
Prison writing of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Joey Whitfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens inside Latin American prisons? How does the social organisation of prisoners relate to the political structures beyond the walls? Is it possible to resist corrupt penal regimes? In Prison Writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield turns to those best placed to answer these questions: people who have been imprisoned themselves. Drawing on a century of material produced by Latin American prisoners from Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, Whitfield weaves readings of novels, memoirs and testimonial texts with social and political analysis. Rather than distinguishing between dictatorial and democratic periods of government, he shows that from the point of view of the prisoner, all states are authoritarian in nature. In the face of oppression, however, prisoners both p̀olitical' and c̀riminal' have found ways not only to resist but also to create alternative communities both real and imagined, sometimes in collaboration with each other
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitfield, Joey
Dewey number
860.9/9206927098
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners' writings, Spanish American
  • Prisoners' writings
  • Latin American literature
  • Latin American literature
  • Prisoners' writings
  • Gefangenenliteratur
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Prison writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The punitive and the lettered city: the politics of prison writing -- "We are the men without women": hegemonic masculinity and the hegemony of the prison -- Heterotopia, utopia, necrotopia: sovereignty and struggle in the Peruvian prison -- Prison writing and the war on drugs -- Beyond the prison
Control code
1006469410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781501334627
Lccn
2018029373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006469410
Label
Prison writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The punitive and the lettered city: the politics of prison writing -- "We are the men without women": hegemonic masculinity and the hegemony of the prison -- Heterotopia, utopia, necrotopia: sovereignty and struggle in the Peruvian prison -- Prison writing and the war on drugs -- Beyond the prison
Control code
1006469410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781501334627
Lccn
2018029373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006469410

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