Waiting at the Prison Gate : Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System Hardback
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: 272 pages, 22 bw integrated
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 29/11/2016
- Category: Penology & punishment
- ISBN: 9781784536602