Can't Catch A Break

Can't Catch A Break

Gender, Jail, Drugs and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

Book - 2014
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"Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices. Combining hard-hitting policy analysis with an intimate account of how marginalized women navigate an unforgiving world, Susan Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk shine new light on the deep and complex connections between suffering and social inequality."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780520282797
0520282795
9780520282780
0520282787
0520958705
9780520958708
Branch Call Number: 362.837 SERED
Characteristics: xiii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Norton-Hawk, Maureen

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