Based on an analysis of 642 articles spanning the years 1950-1992, this text focuses on how the punishment of American offenders is represented in the mass media through public arguments. It examines race and gender and the roles they play in the understanding of discipline and punishment.
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
"Sloop's "The Cultural Prison" is a stunning analysis of the roles that race and gender play in the ways in which discipline and punishment are understood in contemporary American culture, as well as the implications such representations have for a wide range of public policy considerations. Moreover, the book is one of the first clear and compelling examples of the possibilities of a critical rhetoric that bridges the tension between the deconstructive impulse of poststructuralist cultural studies and the reconstructive impetus of rhetorical studies."John Louis Lucaites, Indiana University
"A fascinating study of the prisoner in America's cultural imagination."Maurice Charland, Concordia University