Prison/Culture

Edited by Sharon E. Bliss, Kevin B. Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, Rebeka Rodriguez



Over two million individuals are behind bars in U.S. prisons, living in isolation from their families and their communities. Prison/Culture investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending art by inmates, as well as artists on the outside, such as Sandow Birk and Keith Antar Mason, who address incarceration, criminal profiling, wrongful conviction, prison labor, and the death penalty. The book also includes essays on prisons and prison art by Angela Davis and Mike Davis, and poetry by Amiri Baraka, Ericka Huggins, Luis Rodriguez, Sesshu Foster, and more.

Title Prison/Culture
Edited by Sharon E. Bliss, Kevin B. Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, Rebeka Rodriguez
Publisher City Lights Foundation Books
Title First Published 16 December 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 1931404119
ISBN-13 9781931404112
Publication Date 16 December 2009
Main content page count 96
Illustrations 80 Illustrations
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.95
 


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