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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Call for Papers from Syracuse CrimProf Paula Johnson

An interesting new project from Syracuse CrimProf Paula Johnson:

        The rapidly increasing women's prison population has generated great interest among policymakers, academics and activists in the causes, treatment, and consequences of women's  imprisonment.  When women become incarcerated, their lives and the lives of their families are forever changed.  The book project, Interrupted Life: The Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States will be a collection of works by and about incarcerated women that interrogates the possibility of "agency" within contexts of systematic dehumanization, even as it recognizes and represents irrefutable acts of self-preservation on the part of imprisoned women.
        Interrupted Life will be organized around themes that pertain to incarcerated women's identities beyond their prisoner status, and their struggles to create communities inside the prison and to maintain significant relationships outside of prison.  Each section of the book will include diverse forms of expression, including narratives, essays, drama, poetry and illustration.  The book will have eight sections, and each section will include five to seven entries of essays, reports, photographs, creative writing, memoir, narrative and related material. In addition, each section will address public representations of incarcerated women within the context of the section heading.  Each section will also include examples of activist efforts of incarcerated women and their allies challenging institutional constraints.
        We invite potential contributors to submit proposals.  Full Details Here
        Proposals for papers or other forms of contributions are due by December 16, 2005. The content of book chapters will be determined based on the proposals received.  The editorial team will select proposals by January 5, 2006. Final versions of papers and other contributions are due by April 1, 2006.  Feel free to contact any member of the editorial team regarding questions about Interrupted Life: The Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States: Paula C. Johnson, Martha Raimon,  Tina Reynolds, Rickie Solinger, Ruby Tapia,

    To forward proposal submissions to Interrupted Life: The Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States, please contact:      
        Paula C. Johnson
        E.I. White Hall
        Syracuse University College of Law
        Syracuse, NY 13244
        (315) 443-3364 phone  (315) 443-4141 fax

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