Waiting at the Prison Gate : Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System Hardback
Part of the International Library of Human Geography series
The Russian Federation has one of the largest prison populations in the world.
Women in particular are profoundly affected by the imprisonment of a family member.
Families and Punishment in Russia details the experiences of these women-be they wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters-who, as relatives of Russia's three-quarters of a million prisoners, are the "invisible victims" of the country's harsh penal policy.
A pioneering work that offers a unique lens through which various aspects of life in twenty-first century Russia can be observed: the workings of criminal sub-cultures; societal attitudes to parenthood, marriage and marital fidelity; young women's quests for a husband; nostalgia for the Soviet period; state strategies towards dealing with political opponents; and the social construction of gender roles.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/11/2016
- Category: Penology & punishment
- ISBN: 9781784536602
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