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Waiting at the Prison Gate : Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System (Hardcover) (Judith Pallott &
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The Russian Federation has one of the largest prison populations in the world. Women in particular are profoundly affected by the imprisonment of a family member. Families and Punishment in Russia details the experiences of these women-be they wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters-who, as relatives of Russia's three-quarters of a million prisoners, are the 'invisible victims' of the country's harsh penal policy. A pioneering work that offers a unique lens through which various aspects of life in twenty-first century Russia can be observed: the workings of criminal sub-cultures; societal attitudes to parenthood, marriage and marital fidelity; young women's quests for a husband; nostalgia for the Soviet period; state strategies towards dealing with political opponents; and the social construction of gender roles.
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: History, Social Science
Series Title: International Library of Human Geography
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Judith Pallott & Elena Katz
Street Date: January 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-1605
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