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Author Sufrin, Carolyn, 1975- author
Title Jailcare : finding the safety net for women behind bars / Carolyn Sufrin
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
©2017
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 人文社會聯圖  HV8738 .S84 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020542080
Descript xii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-302) and index
Institutional burden to care -- Triaging the everyday, every day -- Cultivating ambiguity : normalizing care in the jail clinic -- The clinic routine : contradictions as care -- Gestating care : incarcerated reproduction as participatory practice -- Reproduction and carceral desire -- Custody as forced and enforced intimacy -- At home in jail
"Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment? Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an Ob/Gyn in a women's jail, Carolyn Sufrin explores how, in this time when public safety is in disarray and when incarceration has become a central strategy for managing the poor, jail has become a safety net. Focusing on the experiences of pregnant, incarcerated women as well as on the practices of the jail guards and health providers who care for them, Jailcare describes the contradictory ways that care and maternal identity emerge within a punitive space presumed to be devoid of care. Sufrin argues that jail is not simply a disciplinary institution that serves to punish. Rather, when understood in the context of the poverty, addiction, violence, and racial oppression that characterize these women's lives and their reproduction, jail can become a safety net for women on the margins of society"--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Sufrin, Carolyn, 1975- author. Jailcare Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520963559 (DLC) 2016058048
Subject Women prisoners -- Medical care -- California -- San Francisco
Pregnant women -- Medical care -- California -- San Francisco
Reproductive health services -- California -- San Francisco
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