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Working for Justice
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This collection documents the efforts of the Prison Communication, Activism, Research, and Education collective (PCARE) to put democracy into practice by merging prison education and activism. Through life-changing programs in a dozen states (Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), PCARE works with prisoners, in prisons, and in communities to reclaim justice from the prison-industrial complex. Based on years of pragmatic activism and engaged teaching, the materials in this volume present a sweeping inventory of how communities and individuals both within and outside of prisons are marshaling the arts, education, and activism to reduce crime and enhance citizenship. Documenting hands-on case studies that emphasize educational initiatives, successful prison-based programs, and activist-oriented analysis, Working for Justice provides readers with real-world answers based on years of pragmatic activism and engaged teaching. Contributors are David Coogan, Craig Lee Engstrom, Jeralyn Faris, Stephen John Hartnett, Edward A. Hinck, Shelly Schaefer Hinck, Bryan J. McCann, Nikki H. Nichols, Eleanor Novek, Brittany L. Peterson, Jonathan Shailor, Rachel A. Smith, Derrick L. Williams, Lesley A. Withers, Jennifer K. Wood, and Bill Yousman.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Working for Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. Working on the Inside: The Transformative Potential of Prison Education
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter 1 Kings, Warriors, Magicians, and Lovers: Alternative Performances of Masculinity
  2. pp. 13-38
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  1. Chapter 2. Service-Learning in Prison Facilities: Interaction as a Source of Transformation
  2. pp. 39-59
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  1. Chapter 3. Writing Your Way to Freedom: Autobiography as Inquiry in Prison Writing Workshops
  2. pp. 60-80
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  1. Part II. Working on the Outside: Building New Selves and Strong Communities
  2. pp. 81-82
  1. Chapter 4. “Courtesy Incarceration”: Exploring Family Members’ Experiences of Imprisonment
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. Chapter 5. Serving Time by Coming Home: Communicating Hope through a Reentry Court
  2. pp. 103-122
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  1. Chapter 6. Life After Incarceration: Exploring Identity in Reentry Programs for Wome
  2. pp. 123-138
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  1. Part III. Working on the Media: Representations of Prisons and Prison Activism
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. Chapter 7. Challenging the Media-Incarceration Complex through Media Education
  2. pp. 141-159
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  1. Chapter 8. “Prisoners Rise, Rise, Rise!”: Hip Hop as a Ciceronian Approach to Prison Protest and Community Care
  2. pp. 160-184
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  1. Part IV. Working on the Futures of Prison Activism
  2. pp. 185-186
  1. Chapter 9. “A Fate Worse than Death”: Reform, Abolition, and Life without Parole in Anti–Death Penalty Discourse
  2. pp. 187-202
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  1. Chapter 10. “People Like Us”: A New Ethic of Prison Advocacy in Racialized America
  2. pp. 203-220
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 221-250
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 251-256
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-266
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