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ROMANTIC OUTLAWS, BELOVED PRISONS

THE UNCONSCIOUS MEANINGS OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT


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An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold, interdisciplinary book Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons. Duncan writes: "This is a book about paradoxes and mingled yarns - about the bright sides of dark events, the silver linings of sable clouds." She portrays upright citizens who harbor a strange liking for criminal deeds, and criminals who conceive of prison in positive terms: as a nurturing mother, an academy, a matrix of spiritual rebirth, or a refuge from life's trivia. In developing her unique vision, Duncan draws on literature, history, psychoanalysis, and law. Her work reveals a nonutopian world in which criminals and non-criminals--while injuring each other in obvious ways--nonetheless live together in a symbiotic as well as an adversarial relationship, needing each other, serving each other, enriching each other's lives in profound and surprising fashion.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  THE UNCONSCIOUS MEANINGS OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: NYU PRESS
    • Assunto: Ciências Sociais
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 1991
    • Ano:  1991
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2001049739348
    • ISBN:  9780814744260

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