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  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation... more...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, “work” means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically... more...

  • Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far Eastby Andrew A. Gentes

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 130.00

    ‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. more...

  • Selling Welfare Reformby Frank Ridzi

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform , Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare Reform... more...

  • Praxis for the Poorby Sanford F. Schram

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and... more...

  • One Day in the Life of 179212by Jens Soering

    Lantern Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    To a correctional facility in Virginia he is known as Prisoner 179212. But to a legion of journalists and legal reform activists he is Jens Soering, a German citizen who has endured for the past twenty-six years the harshest and most unforgiving punishment this country can offer—a life sentence without realistic hope of release, which some refer... more...

  • The Dependency Agendaby Kevin D. Williamson

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Each year, the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to ?fight poverty? ? in a country in which the average family income is just under $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars... more...

  • Long Road Homeby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 31.99

    Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp& mdash;a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive. Long Road... more...

  • Prison Breakby Paul Buck

    John Blake 2012; US$ 9.99

    A comprehensive history of major prison breaks by those who paid a heavy price for their misdeeds, and risked all to regain their freedom In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged great escapes from POW camps still endure. But what about the other side of the coin: the audacious and daring breakouts of gangsters and... more...

  • Perspectives On Evaluating Criminal Justice and Correctionsby Erica Bowen; Sarah Brown

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 114.95

    A comprehensive and authoritative overview of issues relating to the evaluation of criminal justice/corrections ‘interventions’, this book draws on a range of theoretical, cultural and epistemological perspectives with authors from a range of disciplines and countries, and provides a unique reference for academics, practitioners and policy-makers. more...