Gender, Geography, and Punishment

Gender, Geography, and Punishment

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Gender, Geography, and Punishment should appeal to a wide range of non-specialists interested in developments in Russia in the past twenty years, in the situation of women, and in the rule of law, procedural justice, and rights consciousness. Given the widely predicted return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency, the time is ripe to examine whether Russia has managed to eliminate the vestiges of the Gulag which had such a defining influence onthe Soviet state. Gaining access to a number of penal colonies to interview prisoners, the authors show that much in the Russian prison system today is a direct inheritance from the Soviet period with the resultthat, despite wide-ranging the reforms since 1991, the Russian penal experience for women is still uniquely painful. In particular, the authors highlight the continued use of penal facilities in remote and peripheral locations as a crucial factor shaping the Russian penal system today.Annual beauty pageants were introduced into womena#39;s colonies in the early 1990s following the enthusiastic ... The competition is a sort of variety show involving each team having to give humorous answers to questions put to it by theanbsp;...


Title:Gender, Geography, and Punishment
Author: Judith Pallot, Laura Piacentini, Dominique Moran
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-10-04
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