Can t Catch a Break Gender Jail Drugs and the Limits of Personal Responsibility 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 the

  • Title: Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility
  • Author: Susan Starr Sered Maureen Norton-Hawk
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  • Page: 385
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  • 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 personalBased 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 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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    1. Susan Starr Sered Maureen Norton-Hawk

      Susan Starr Sered born 1955 is Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University and Senior Researcher at Suffolk University s Center for Women s Health and Human Rights, having previously been the director of the Religion, Health and Healing Initiative at the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, and a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar Ilan University, Israel Her interests include both research and advocacy activism Professor Sered is the author of seven books, nearly one hundred scholarly articles, and numerous op eds and shorter articles focusing on women s health, mass incarceration, and a variety of religious issues, including from

    398 thoughts on “Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility”

    1. This book is accessibly written to the non ethnograohic specialist, yet excellently referenced, researched and methodologically sound for the professional reader in sociology or policy also. I found the work very moving, as the stories of individual women and their voices come through in the text, as well as a powerful political call for action - as the experiences of these women and researchers demonstrate the failings of the very systems designed to help them. Much of what is written seems lik [...]


    2. Susan Sered, AB'78CoauthorFrom the coauthor: "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 [...]


    3. 2016 Read Harder Challenge: A non-fiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.I assigned this book for my Senior Capstone class in Sociology which was focused on prisons and policing in the U.S. I originally chose it because I wanted to include something that focused specifically on women in the prison system. As it turned out, this book served not just as a way of examining the women's experiences, it also provided the defining ideas of the course. One of the key questions of th [...]


    4. This is not simply a litany of horrific events experienced by individual women over the course of their lives. The authors analyze each of these experiences to challenge prevailing stereotypes around addiction, sexual violence, crime and post-traumatic stress disorder. They also challenge the dominant idea that individual responsibility rather than structural conditions lead to economic inequality, lack of resources and gender violence. Though it's on an academic press, it's not written in jargo [...]




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