Reading Is My Window

Reading Is My Window

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures.

Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 15, 2010)

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English


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