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Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists

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Offering nuanced portraits of women s lives inside razor wire and prison walls, Razor Wire Women puts incarcerated women in dialogue with scholars, artists, educators and activists who live outside of prisons but work on issues connected to the prison industrial complex. Women make up the fastest-growing group of the U.S. prison population, yet prison scholarship largely ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by State University of New York Press (first published April 1st 2011)
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Ashley Lucas
Dec 25, 2010 Ashley Lucas rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I admit that it's not fair to review a book that I co-edited, but there are so many good pieces of writing and art in this book that are not mine that I couldn't resist promoting the book! Razor Wire Women is a collection of scholarly writing, creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, theatre, and poetry), and visual art dealing with women's incarceration. Jodie and I wanted the voices of incarcerated people to speak as loudly as those of the scholars who study them and the activists who work to ...more
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