Waiting at the Prison Gate: Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 29.11.2016 - 272 sivua
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.
 

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1 The decembrist Wife
1
2 Listening to Womens Voices
18
3 Prisoners Wives
37
4 The Bandits Wife
66
5 The Social Media Wife
88
6 Mothers
111
7 Daughters
135
8 The Outer Circle
158
9 Politicals Families
173
Prison the Leveller
198
Appendix 1 Biographical Details of Women Interviewed for the Project
204
Appendix 2 Prisonernetwork websites
210
Notes
213
Bibliography
238
Index
247
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Judith Pallot is a Professor of the Human Geography of Russia, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford. Her interest in Russia spans four decades and she is a regular commentator for the media - including BBC Radio 4, Women s Hour, Radio Free Europe and NBC (Canada) - on questions of the Russian penal system. She is the author of a number of books, including most recently (with Laura Piacentini) Gender, Geography and Punishment: Women s Experiences of Carceral Russia (2012), which was awarded the Barbara Heldt prize for the best book in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Women s Studies Studies."

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