Prison Life In Popular Culture: Fromthe Big Housetoorange Is The New Black
Publish Date: 2015-09-08
Author: Dawn K. Cecil
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Through the centuries, prisons were closed institutions, full of secrets and shrouded in mystery. But modern media culture has opened the gates. Dawn Cecil explores decades of popular culture from Golden Age Hollywood films to YouTube videos, from newspapers to beer labels, hip-hop music, and children's books to reveal how prison imagery shapes our understanding of who commits crimes, why, and how the criminal justice system should respond.