Prolonged solitary confinement has become a widespread and standard practice in us prisons even though it consistently drives healthy prisoners insane makes the mentally ill sicker and according to the testimony of prisoners threatens to reduce life to a living death in this profoundly important and original book lisa guenther examines the death in life experience of solitary . The social death of prisoners in solitary confinement does not just affect the individual or the family or the local community it affects all of us who live in a society in which black brown and poor people of all races are criminalized and isolated in prisons for the sake of someone elses security and prosperity urban centers across the united states have been securitized through . Solitary confinement social death and its afterlives guenther lisa isbn 9780816679591 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Lisa guenther solitary confinement social death and its afterlives 2013 xxi lisa guenthers solitary confinement aptly subtitled social death and its afterlives does an exceptional job of exploring the detrimental physical and mental health aspects of solitary confinement while she mainly set out to catalog the. Solitary confinement social death and its afterlives lisa guenther abstract this book offers a critical phenomenology of solitary confinement in us prisons from the early penitentiary system to present day supermax prisons drawing on first person testimony phenomenological analysis and critical social theory i argue that forced isolation is a form of violence against the relational
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