Total Confinement by Lorna A. Rhodes
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Total Confinement
By Lorna A. Rhodes

Total Confinement

Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison

By (author) See other recent books by Lorna A. Rhodes
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $58.95
Your Price: $53.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Total Confinement by Lorna A. Rhodes

Book Description

In this rare firsthand account, Lorna Rhodes takes us into a hidden world that lies at the heart of the maximum security prison. Focusing on the 'supermaximums' - and the mental health units that complement them - Rhodes conveys the internal contradictions of a system mandated to both punish and treat. Her often harrowing, sometimes poignant, exploration of maximum security confinement includes vivid testimony from prisoners and prison workers, describes routines and practices inside prison walls, and takes a hard look at the prison industry. More than an expose, "Total Confinement" is a theoretically sophisticated meditation on what incarceration tells us about who we are as a society. Rhodes tackles difficult questions about the extreme conditions of confinement, the treatment of the mentally ill in prisons, and an ever-advancing technology of isolation and surveillance. Using her superb interview skills and powers of observation, she documents how prisoners, workers, and administrators all struggle to retain dignity and a sense of self within maximum security institutions. In settings that place in question the very humanity of those who live and work in them, Rhodes discovers complex interactions - from the violent to the tender - among prisoners and staff. "Total Confinement" offers an indispensable close-up of the implications of our dependence on prisons to solve long-standing problems of crime and injustice in the United States.

Buy Total Confinement book by Lorna A. Rhodes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780520240766
ISBN-10: 0520240766
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 329
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Lorna A. Rhodes

Emptying Beds by Lorna A. Rhodes Emptying Beds, Paperback (November 1995)

The work of inner-city emergency psychiatric units might best be described as 'medicine under siege'. This title is based on the author's two-year immersion in one such unit and its work.

» View all books by Lorna A. Rhodes

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Total Confinement book by Lorna A. Rhodes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Lorna A. Rhodes

Lorna A. Rhodes, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, is author of Emptying Beds: The Work of an Emergency Psychiatric Unit (California, 1991).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Lorna A. Rhodes close
Emptying Beds by Lorna A. Rhodes
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close