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Can't Catch a Break : Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility
by Susan Starr Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk


Overview - Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Brea k documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices. Combining hard-hitting policy analysis with an intimate account of how marginalized women navigate an unforgiving world, Susan Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk shine new light on the deep and complex connections between suffering and social inequality.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780520282797
  • ISBN-10: 0520282795
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 5.94 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


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