SOC 4860

SOC 4860

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar will explore the rise of mass incarceration and punitive containment strategies around the globe. Considering prison a threshold that resists outsiders' efforts to comprehend inmate experience, we will read from works of prison ethnography, history, film and memoirs that approach different cultures of confinement and consider how the prison has become a problematic zone of state experimentation. Emphasis will be given to works that shed light on the professional and religious vocations that straddle prison worlds and the world beyond the prison walls, helping to generate new ethical relationships as well as political associations for social justice with captive state populations.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4071GOVT 4867

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16876 SOC 4860   SEM 101