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Sweeney, Megan, 1967-
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons / Megan Sweeney
Alternate Title Books and the art of reading in women's prisons
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HV9471 .S94 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women prisoners -- Books and reading -- United States
Books and reading
African American women -- Books and reading
African American women -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Physical Description xvi, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-323) and index
Contents Tell me what you read, I will tell you what you are : reading and education in U.S. penal history -- The underground book railroad : material dimensions of reading -- Between a politics of pain and a politics of pain's disavowal -- Fear of books : reading urban fiction -- To set the captives free : self-help reading practices -- Encounters : the meeting ground of books -- Conclusion. This really isn't a rehabilitation place : policy considerations

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