States of Siege : U.S. Prison Riots 1971-1986 (Paperback)

Author: Useem, Bert

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This book examines case studies of recent prison riots in five states, including the 1971 radical uprising in Attica, New York, and the infamous 1981 bloodbath at the New Mexico Penitentiary. The most extensive and detailed work yet written on US prison riots, the authors explain the occurrence and variations of riots as a reflection of the administrative breakdown of the prison system within a changing ideological context. A theoretical appendix helps make this work an ideal introduction to sociological theories of collective action.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195072716
SKU 30023358
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195072715
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note States of Siege is persuasive and a well-executed study. The link between prison riots and forms of collective action has been greatly advanced. Anyone interested in a sociological analysis of prisons, correctional administration, and especially collective action would profit from reading this work.
Editors Note 1 This book examines case studies of recent prison riots in five states, including the 1971 radical uprising in Attica, New York, and the infamous 1981 bloodbath at the New Mexico Penitentiary. The most extensive and detailed work yet written on US prison riots, the authors explain the occurrence and variations of riots as a reflection of the administrative breakdown of the prison system within a changing ideological context. A theoretical appendix helps make this work an ideal introduction to sociological theories of collective action.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Oxford University Press
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