African American Women with Incarcerated Mates
The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment
ISBN10: 1476666822 ISBN13: 9781476666822 Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub Published: Sep 28 2017 Pages: 201 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
After four decades of mass incarceration in the U.S., the disproportionate number of black men in prisons has contributed to an epidemic of black women struggling to support fragile families. Yet the literature is scant on how African American women are affected by the imprisonment of their partners. Drawing on case studies and firsthand accounts, the author brings needed perspective to the political, economic and psychological challenges they face--including the experience of symbolic imprisonment or "serving time on the outside."